Youth Enterprise Challenge 2017

The Youth Enterprise Challenge is now in its 3rd year and has so far raised over £14,000 for the Hospice.  The three month challenge started in October and will see Year 10 pupils linked up with a local business mentor. Many of the mentors are also members of the Hospice Corporate Ambassadors Group.

Schools & Mentors:

Whitworths Community High School - D & M Creative

Alder Grange School - Farrow & Farrow

Fearns Community Sports College - Rossendale Leisure Centre

All Saints High School - Mulderrig Solicitors

Haslingden High School - Cassons

The Youth Enterprise Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for the young people taking part. They work together in a team to organise their enterprising ideas, gaining practical advice from their mentors and learning new skills including; budgeting, time management, report writing, public speaking; all relevant to their future careers.

Each team has been given £50 to invest into a project, hoping that they will raise much more! At the end of the three months, the group will complete an ‘end of project’ report and present this to the judges at the celebration event, explaining what they have achieved and learnt from the challenge.

We are delighted to announce that this year's judges will be: Mayor of Rossendale - Colin Crawforth, Managing Director of JJO plc - Stephen Greenhalgh, Director of Arthouse Ltd - Anita Kenyon and Rossendale Hospice Trustee - Irene Chambers.

The challenge is not just about raising money.  This year there will be six awards (including two new ones!):

  • Best Community Involvement
  • Most Innovative Idea
  • Best Presentation & Report Writing
  • Best Collaboration with Mentor and Hospice
  • Most Money raised (per pupil in the school)
  • Most Money raised (in total)

If you would like to get involved or simply find out further information, please email or call 01706 253633.

The Awards Celebration Event, where winners will be announced, is to be held on Thursday 1st February at Alder Grange School.


Youth Enterprise Challenge 2017

Gallery of the event