Volunteering fair at uni campus

A volunteering fair is to be held at Coventry University’s Scarborough campus on 21 March, between 11am and 2pm.

It will be an opportunity for charities to sign up new volunteers and members of the public to give something back to the community, while developing new skills and strengthening their CVs.

Organisations already signed up to take part include North Yorkshire Youth, North Yorkshire Victim Support, Age UK, Scarborough Survivors, Re:Shape, Advocacy Alliance, Saint Catherine’s, Stephen Joseph Theatre, NY Horizons, the Samaritans, the Rainbow Centre and the National Literacy Trust.

For further information, ring Charlotte Kennedy on 336645. To book a space, email careers.cus@coventry.ac.uk.

* A student at the campus is reaching new heights after launching a business selling personalised balloons.

Sabah Tariq, 20, sells large balloons which can be customised for any occasion.

The entrepreneurship, enterprise and innovation module of Sabah’s business management and leadership course required students to pitch a business idea and create an investment case.

She was inspired to focus on personalised balloons after receiving one as a birthday gift.

Sabah, from Birmingham, applied for £600 from the Start-Up Loans Company, part of British Business Bank, to help purchase materials and launch the business.

Orders can be placed by visiting the Sabah’s Balloons page on Instagram.