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St Catherine's Hospice Youth Enterprise Project

This year, the school this year decided to get involved with St. Catherine’s Hospice and their Youth Enterprise project. St. Catherine’s Hospice is there to provide expert care for those with a life limiting illness. The ‘Youth Enterprise project’ is about a group of pupils, who volunteer to represent their school in trying to fundraise the most amount of money that will go towards St Catherine’s Hospice. Each school is given £50 by St. Catherine’s proud sponsor ‘NatWest’, and the aim is to make the £50 into £1500+.

On Tuesday 14th January the launch for the enterprise began! The group of volunteers headed to the launch and when we arrived, we were greeted and given nametags. Soon after all schools went to get dinner, which was delicious chicken and vegetable noodles! Once we had finished our food all schools headed into the meeting room. At the start of the launch, we were shortly briefed about the project and then were introduced to Simon Boyle who is an award-winning chef at Brigade restaurant and is a social entrepreneur. Simon uses food as a way to help people out of homelessness. After Simon’s inspirational speech we were then greeted by one of the leaders at NatWest, who talked about the more financial point of the project. Next, we were introduced to our mentors from NatWest and during the time given to us we talked about ideas and fundraisers that the whole school can take part in. Finally, it was coming to the end of the launch, and to end it off was a member of the St. Catherine’s Hospice team who thanked all the schools for taking part in the enterprise. We were all inspired and had a lot of fun at the launch and can’t wait to let the fundraising begin!

Written by Flori, Year 10