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£1,000 raised for charity by Year 10 Business Challenge

Published Thursday 3rd of April 2014 10:35:27 AM

The Sherborne Girls Year 10 Business Challenge came to a close at the end of the Lent term, with a special awards ceremony for all participants.

The year group was divided into seven house groups and tasked with fundraising for a chosen charity, in just a 3 week period, with a start-up donation of only £10.

The girls were required to plan and deliver a fundraising event, with a supporting business plan to include a business name, a logo, a strap line, a marketing/advertising campaign and a full cost analysis. The final part of the challenge was to give a presentation reviewing the process.

Among the charities the girls chose to support were the RSPCA, Water Aid, Motor Neurone Disease, New Hope Centre Swaziland, Brain Tumour Charity, Somerset Floods and Dorset Air Ambulance. The fundraising events were varied, ranging from traditional raffles to throwing wet sponges at teachers, and from cake sales to wheelchair racing, generating almost £1000 which will be divided between the seven nominated charities.

Louise Orton, Head of Year 10,said, 'The business plans, events and presentations were all very strong and the groups worked well, displaying the criteria that the judges were looking for which were initiative, leadership and professionalism. After much deliberation, we awarded Wingfield Digby 1 the winning prize for their business acumen in raising money for Motor Neurone Disease. ' The group consisted of Oenone Rogers, Lucy Massey, Jessica Soames, Muslima Maitekova, Olivia Rowe, Maya Whitman, Emily Summerhayes, Valerie Tsoi and Josie Marshall and they enjoyed a delivery pizza evening as their prize!

Picture caption: Some of the members of the winning group Wingfield Digby 1 on a sponsored cycle outside Budgens in Sherborne
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