Rossendale schools battling to raise Hospice funds
Five Rossendale schools have won praise for their ‘enthusiasm, creativity and effort’ after raising a combined total of £8,182 for us Hospice in a competition to find the most enterprising schools in the area.
The Youth Enterprise Challenge saw teams from Alder Grange, All Saints, BRGS, Whitworth High and Haslingden High come up with variety fundraising ideas — with the latter even landing a Guinness World Record in the process!
The Year 10 school teams linked up with a mentor from a business, who kick-started their project with a £50 donation. The businesses that took part as mentors were video production company Big Tank Productions, chartered accountants Cassons, sports pitch marking firm Linemark, wallpaper business Arthouse, estate agents Farrow and Farrow, solicitors Woodcocks, Haworth & Nuttall and the HSBC bank.
Each team came up with a number of different fundraising activities, taking in everything from cake bakes and non uniform days through to Christmas Fairs and developing smartphone apps!
Alison Whittaker-Stewart, Corporate Development and Marketing Manager at Rossendale Hospice said: “The Youth Enterprise Challenge was an incredible success far exceeding our expectations both in terms of funds raised and commitment. The feedback we received from students, teachers and mentors has been incredible. It really seemed to capture their imagination. Through teamwork, practical skills and sheer hard graft they have raised an awful lot of money and awareness for Rossendale Hospice and we can’t thank them enough for that.”
At the celebration event at Alder Grange School the teams each made a presentation. Prizes were awarded for the most money raised as well as the most innovative team, community involvement and best teamwork.
Winners of the 'Most Money Raised' Award Whitworth Community High School
Winner of 'Best Teamwork' Award All Saints Catholic High School
Winners of the 'Community Involvement' Award Alder Grange High School - Team Revolution
Winners of the 'Most Innovative Idea' Award Haslingden High School?
The challenge, organised jointly by Rossendale Hospice, the Hospice’s Corporate Ambassadors group and Alder Grange School. Cassons’ Managing Partner Les Nutter, who heads up the Hospice’s Corporate Ambassadors Group, said: “The business community wanted to do something innovative that would support the hospice and this link up with schools is an exciting project. It’s great to see young people rising to a challenge, and helping to raise funds and awareness of the fantastic work the Hospice does.”
The Teams were:
Alder Grange Community & Technology School The boys Team with their mentor Andy Ward - Strategic Partnerships Manager at HSBC
Alder Grange Community & Technology School The girls team with their mentor Rob Hallam - Director at Bigtank Productions
All Saints Catholic High School With their mentors Joanne Halsall and Simon Read at Cassons Accountants
Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School With their mentor Tony Holt - Director at Linemark
Haslingden High School With their mentor Rupert Lewis - Finance Director at Arthouse Ltd
Whitworth Community High School With their mentor David Buskey - Solicitor and Partner at Woodcock, Haworth & Nuttall Solicitors
Whitworth Community High School With their mentor Emma Farrow -Director at Farrow and Farrow Estate Agents
Alison Whittaker-Stewart, Corporate Development and Marketing Manager at Rossendale Hospice said “We’re delighted that the Youth Enterprise Challenge has captured the imagination of the students and we’re grateful to all the businesses who are taking time out to support the teams and the event.”
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Temporary Ad Hoc Health Care Assistants needed to support our existing Hospice team in the community. Applicants must have previous experience and be qualified to NVQ Level 2 as a minimum. DBS required.
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We'll be back to business under the new normal and will be following Government guidelines to ensure our staff and customers' safety. Please note that we are still unable to accept donations to the shop. These can be delivered to our Haslingden Storage Unit (behind the shop) from the 20th July, on Mondays and Thursdays between 10am and 2pm. Please ring first before you come over on 01706 213056.
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5 Valley schools raised a record amount for Rossendale Hospice in an entrepreneurial challenge.
The event, jointly organised by Rossendale Hospice supported by Baldwins and Alder Grange School, is in its 5th year. The five schools raised a combined total of £7,130.64 in this year’s ‘Youth Enterprise Challenge’.
The contest, launched in October last year, lasted 16 weeks and saw Year 9 & 10 teams from Alder Grange, The Valley Leadership Academy, Whitworth High, Haslingden High and Tor View school, all come up with enterprising initiatives to generate as much income as possible to be donated to the hospice.
Thank you to all the schools who took part and for the hardwork and effort that went into their fundraising.