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Biz Kids pair up raises an astonishing £2.7K for St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield

April 20, 2016

Biz Kids is a challenge set up by St Luke’s Hospice providing an amazing opportunity for school’s, businesses and St Luke’s to work together. The challenge broadens children’s experience of enterprise, helps to develop relationships within the community and informs the children of the incredible work of St Luke’s whilst raising money to help continue the work.

Children at Tinsley Meadows Primary School in Sheffield were paired up with FCS Associates Ltd (FCS) to develop an enterprise that would see a £100 seed fund invested by FCS grow. Andy Sorsby, Director at FCS mentored the children by providing an insight into how an enterprise works and what types of enterprising activities could take place in order to see the seed fund grow.
‘The kids were full of enthusiasm and enterprising ideas they just needed some guidance to make them happen’ said Andy. ‘The students couldn’t wait to put their new found knowledge into practice and began organising enterprising activities such as: a netball tournament; splat the teacher; ice bucket the teacher; selling bracelets; raffles; non-uniform days and cake stalls. They even managed to obtain a signed Manchester United shirt and a Ronaldo shirt to raffle’.

The most enterprising activity was a football tournament that not only raised money but also helped spread the word about Biz kids to other schools. Three schools, Marlcliffe Primary, Manor Lodge and Tinsley Meadows competed in the tournament and all the children taking part were given sponsorship forms to raise money. The final ended up being between Marlcliffe Primary and Tinsley Meadows. There was some very good football played by Tinsley but in the end Marlcliffe won 3-1. The total raised by the tournament ended up being close to £250 which was brilliant.

As a result of all of their hard work the grand total raised by the children’s enterprise was an astonishing £2708.52 smashing a previous record by £700 and this didn’t even include the £100 seed fund!

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