Squids In: A charity challenge especially for students

What can you do with £50?

Squids In is a charity challenge especially for students. It’s your chance to put on your dream event, pursue that business idea, or do anything else you feel like doing.

We’ll give you £50 to get started, and your job is to raise as much money as possible from your venture, in four weeks (or whatever time frame best suits your idea). This money will go to Cavendish Cancer Care, to support local cancer patients and their families.

How does it work?

1.) Send a CV and 250-300 words on why you want to get involved to Claudia on C.Downs@cavcare.org.uk. (You can also tell us about your idea, if you have one!) Tell us when you want to start your challenge – we’re flexible!
You can enter as an individual, a pair, or a group of up to 4 people.

2.) If you’re successful, we’ll invite you/your group in to meet with the team here at Cavendish. You’ll receive training and expert support to help make your idea a reality.

3.) We’ll give you £50 to get you started.

4.) Off you go!

What’s in it for me?

• An impactful addition to your CV.
• A reference from staff at the charity.
• Training from the team at Cavendish to help you develop and execute your idea.
• Hands-on experience in events, marketing, business skills…or whatever you decide to do!
• Change the lives of people who have been affected by cancer.
• Have fun with your friends, and meet new ones through the scheme!

Please feel free to contact the team for an informal chat about Squids In by calling 0114 275 4070 or emailing c.downs@cavcare.org.uk.

Download the leaflet here

Who you’re helping

Cavendish Cancer Care supports people in South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis. This includes those living with cancer, those who have a loved one with cancer, and those bereaved by cancer. We offer free of charge complementary therapies to work alongside treatment, including counselling, massage, acupuncture, and hypnotherapy. We support both adults and children. In 2019 we supported over 1,900 families, however, we only receive enough NHS funding to keep our doors open for about two weeks a year. This means we rely on the generosity of donors and fundraisers to keep our service available to all.

“Cavendish was a safe place for me, where I could truly relax. Everyone understood what I was going through and didn’t judge me – as soon as I walked through the door, I knew I wasn’t alone.”
Bethany, 26
Read Bethany’s story here

“My therapist made me realise that I was still Michael. That I was a caring, understanding and kind person and cancer couldn’t take that away from me…my condition hasn’t changed, but my mind-set has.” Michael
Read Michael’s story here