STUDENTS from King Ecgbert’s School in Dore have used their entrepreneurial skills to raise more than £2,500 for St Luke’s Hospice.
Ecgbert Angels, sponsored by Totley Pharmacy, was the school’s take on TV’s The Apprentice, giving the teen business hopefuls the chance to show how they could make their money grow on behalf of Sheffield’s only hospice.
Each participating group from the school’s fifth and sixth forms was given a £10 seed fund which, over a three week trading period, was turned into as much money as possible for St Luke’s.
And by the time the contest closed, the students had raised a final total of £2,530.46, with Form ALE/CCO winning the competition’s top prize after raising £601.13.
All the youngsters attended a special ceremony at St Luke’s Clifford House, where they enjoyed afternoon tea and met event sponsor Tajinder Singh of Totley Pharmacy and members of the St Luke’s team.
“The competition aimed to encourage teamwork, communication, creativity, problem solving and financial understanding,” said St Luke’s Community Fundraising Assistant Morven Keay.
“Taking part in this exciting enterprise scheme will also look great on CVs and UCAS applications and help develop essential skills for life after school.”