St Albans and District Strategic Partnership is calling on business experts to help young people raise money for charity through St Albans Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge.
Up to thirty teams will be taking up the challenge to turn £100 into more than £1,000 by March 2013. Each team picks a local charity or community group to receive the money raised by the young people’s enterprise.
St Albans Dragons’ Apprentice was set up by the Centre for Voluntary Service, St Albans District with funding from the Strategic Partnership.
Councillor Julian Daly, Chair of the St Albans and District Strategic Partnership, said: “Over the next few months, each of the teams will need guidance from business people to develop business ideas to generate money for charity. This project not only provides support for local charities, but also helps develop the business skills of young people. Last year this challenge raised more than £35,000 for local charities. If you have business skills, please volunteer to become a Dragon and give advice and support to these young people.”
Laura Cronshaw, Chief Executive of the CVS said: “We are so proud of the strong partnerships that have been built between Strategic Partnership members, the business sector and local schools. They have together raised £73,000 for charities and community groups during the life of the project.”
St Albans City and District Council is a member of the Strategic Partnership which aims to improve the quality of life for everyone in the District. Officers from Council take part in the event as Dragons providing support to the teams.
Councillor Julian Daly, Chair of St Albans and District Strategic Partnership and Executive Leader of St Albans City and District Council
Tel: 01582 715645
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St Albans City and District Council
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