Kidbrooke School in Greenwhich, London, is the winner of a competition to produce a fundraising business plan for Demelza Hospice Care for Children. Six Greenwich schools presented their business plans for the charity in a competition sponsored by ANZ (Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited) and run in co-ordination with Greenwich Council. Channel 4 presenter Dave Berry presented the award to the winners.
Each of the six schools had worked for five months with a team of mentors from ANZ to devise a business idea and plan for Demelza. The prize was £10,000 worth of equipment for Demelza.
The culmination of the challenge was the six teams making their presentation today to the judges.
Ted Gladdish, Chief Executive of Demelza, said: “Kidbrooke School’s winning plan showed great imagination: an annual 5-a-side football competition based on the Spanish Liga de Futbol, with the prize being a training session with Didier Drogba of Chelsea. We definitely will think about this and all the ideas put forward by the teams and are grateful to them as well as ANZ.”
Councillor Denise Hyland, Greenwich Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills, said, “The Business Enterprise Challenge has been a great learning experience for Greenwich schools. Our pupils have got to work in a totally new field, taking their studies beyond the classroom into real business environments, where they’ve learnt a great deal and also helped to raise money for Demelza Hospice Care for Children.”