Budding entrepreneurs at a Northwich school have been announced as the first to complete St Luke’s Hospice £50 Challenge.
Youngsters at Winnington Park Primary School turned their £50 start-up capital into £223 for the hospice, organising a bake sale and raffle which resulting in a fantastic return on the initial investment.
Headteacher Jane Dale said: “The children rose to the challenge and were determined to make as much profit for St Luke’s as possible.
“They persuaded families and friends to make cakes and biscuits, to sell after school at their cake sale.”
She added: “One very kind family donated a wonderful celebration cake that the children decided to raffle, as they predicted it would raise more money than selling it. They were right!
“Supported by school staff, parents and friends the children made an amazing £223 profit. I am very proud of everyone’s efforts.”
St Luke’s’ £50 Challenge is a ‘Dragons Den’ style competition aimed at local schools.
The concept is simple: St Luke’s provides a class or year group with £50 start-up capital and they then develop their ideas and entrepreneurial skills to turn it into as much profit as possible for the charity.
Mandy Shaw, community partnerships fundraiser at St Luke’s, said: “Congratulations to the pupils at Winnington Park Primary School for being our very first £50 School Challenge team.
“Thank you so much for your fantastic fundraising efforts. We would love to get some more schools involved with this challenge.
“It’s a great way for pupils to put skills like teamwork, problem solving and leadership into action in a practical way, with very rewarding results for our hospice!”
For more information about the £50 Challenge visit www.stlukes-hospice.co.uk/50-challenge.
Photo caption: Winnington Park headteacher Jane Dale hands over a cheque to St Luke’s fundraiser Mandy Shaw during assembly