Enterprising students boost hospice funds
KIND-HEARTED young entrepreneurs from Bishop Perowne CE College, Worcester, have donated £200 to St Richard’s Hospice in the city.
The college’s Young Enterprise team for 2012-13, Prestige, raised the money by selling home-made friendship bracelets and laser cut tea light holders at trade fairs and by scooping local and regional awards.
During their year of trading, Prestige won £25 for best product, £50 for reaching the regional finals and a further £50 for teamwork and communication at the area finals.
The company was successfully run by managing director Shahena Sultana and the coffers carefully controlled by finance director Thomas Blundell.
Prestige made more than £1,000 profit and after returning 100 per cent dividends to their shareholders and paying the 21-strong team members a salary and bonus, decided they wanted to help the hospice.
Clare Morris, who was named Young Enterprise’s South Worcestershire area link teacher of the year, said: “The students have been fully committed to the programme and gained many life experiences. I am very proud of them and wish them good luck in the future.”