Local school Sir William Stanier is taking part in an unusual challenge to support disability charity Papworth Trust, and is appealing to local businesses for prizes, advice and assistance.
The School Accumulator Challenge was launched on 3rd November 2014 and runs until 12th January 2015, followed by a prize giving event for the members of the winning teams. Competing teams of students have been given £50 and 10 weeks to turn it into as much profit as possible.
All funds raised will be donated to Papworth Trust, which provides essential services for disabled and older people.
The students at Sir William Stanier School met with the main sponsor of the competition, Hugh Mason, Director of Mr.Hugh’s to discuss their initial ideas. Then they started fundraising activities to turn their £50 into big money. So far they have run a cake sale, a Christmas Bingo Night (8th December), a Grand Raffle at the school Christmas Fair (16th December) and a Christmas Jumper Day (16th December).
They have set themselves the ambitious target of £2000 and are still hoping to seek sponsorship and support from local businesses and retailers who may wish to donate prizes or offer the group advice or support regarding marketing, promotion or any other aspect of running a successful business.
Papworth Trust Community Fundraising Manager Jacqueline Cameron said:
“This challenge is designed for students to show their entrepreneurial and money raising talents to turn their original stake into as much cash as possible. All funds raised will then be used to support disabled and older people and their families in the community.”
To support the students at Sir William Stanier School please contact Rebecca Stubbs, Director of Enterprise and Enrichment on 01270 685360
The competition is proudly sponsored by Mr.Hugh’s.
For more information, please go to: www.mrhughs.co.uk