Young entrepreneurs wanted for our £10 Challenge

Prospect Hospice is seeking young entrepreneurs at local schools and colleges to get behind our  £10 Challenge, a fundraising initiative for budding Richard Bransons or Michelle Mones looking to gain real life experience of realising a profit from a small investment, while raising much-needed funds for a local good cause.

Our fundraising team has written to local schools and colleges asking Business Studies departments to take up the challenge as part of the national curriculum. Our hope is that they will want to follow in the footsteps of  students from Swindon College who recently maximised their £10 investment by selling a range of products and services at Blunsdon Market. Community Fundraiser Amy Francombe believes the success of the Swindon College students enjoyed could be replicated by schools and colleges across north Wiltshire. “When we presented certificates at the college, many of the students told me how much they had enjoyed taking part, and of the real sense of achievement they had, through building their own businesses and raising funds for the Hospice.”

Amy hopes that the scheme will encourage young entrepreneurs to develop skills in areas such as business management, sales and marketing, and also to become long term supporters of the work of their local hospice. “I think the £10 Challenge is a great way to give young entrepreneurs a foothold in the world of business,” she says, “and from there – who knows? Perhaps it will play a part in uncovering the Richard Bransons of the future.”

If you are a teacher interested in enrolling your pupils for our £10 challenge, email Amy at