CVSBEH is once again seeking local charity and voluntary groups to participate as beneficiaries in the Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge 2019/20! Your role will begin at one of the launch events being held early October. If you would like to get involved please complete and return the registration form by Monday, 2nd September 2019 to Penny.

Read on to find out about last year’s challenge…

CVSBEH Announce Winners of the Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge 2018/19

CVS for Broxbourne and East Herts held the finals of the Senior Challenge during March 2019. CARPE Diem from The John Warner School won in Broxbourne and The MALJETS from Chauncy School were the Overall Winner in East Herts.

The Challenge, launched in Autumn 2019, raised over £7000 for 9 local charities by students from 9 schools through a wide range of enterprise activities including producing and selling
handmade glass ornaments, candles and cards, movie nights, an auction and a bring-and-buy toy

Sarah Martin, Health and Safety Business Partner at London Stansted Airport, who supported the Challenge as a Dragon Mentor said: “I was the ‘Dragon’ for the Initiate team from The Herts & Essex High School and it was a fantastic experience to support them with their business ideas. The team were awarded Most Money Raised and Most Innovative Business Idea. London Stansted encourages staff to get involved in local initiatives like this and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with these ambitious students and support their entrepreneurship and fundraising.”

CVSBEH would like to thank Barclays, Broxbourne Borough Council, East Herts Council, Fortuna Finance, Hertfordshire County Council, London Stansted Airport, Royal London Asset
Management, TheGivingMachine, Veolia, VolkerWessels UK, Wood Bros (Furniture) Ltd and
Wormley and Turnford Big Local
for their support with the project.

CVSBEH are actively seeking schools, charities and businesses to get involved in any way that they can. If you would like to participate in next year’s Challenge please contact Penny at CVSBEH on 0300 123 1034.

The Senior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge is a unique project that originated in St Albans nine years ago and has operated in over 50 schools across Hertfordshire. Locally, the Challenge is being co-ordinated by CVS for Broxbourne and East Herts. It brings together partners in business (the Dragons), local schools (the Apprentices) and local charities/community groups. The Apprentices are tasked with turning £100 into as much money as possible for a local community group or charity under the guidance and support of a Dragon. All profits made by the teams go to their allocated charity/community group for activities taking place in Broxbourne and East Herts.

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