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Young Wiltshire entrepreneurs wanted for Hundred 2 Hundreds Red Cross challenge
10:15am Friday 28th September 2012 in News
THE British Red Cross is asking people aged between 15 and 25 in Wiltshire to come up with creative ideas for fundraising projects which could turn £100 into hundreds more.
The Hundred 2 Hundreds fundraising challenge invites young people from the county to make a bid for £100 of funding, explaining how they would use it to raise more.
Applicants will put their entrepreneurial and creative skills to the test by researching and developing a fundraising proposal which will then be considered by a judging panel at the Red Cross.
The winning entries will be awarded the money to put their ideas into practice.
Patricia Dillon, Red Cross community fundraising support manager, who runs the initiative, said: “Hundred 2 Hundreds is great because it works on so many levels; it helps us to raise funds for our lifesaving work, both abroad and here in the UK, but it’s also great for the young people who get involved.
“They get to gain some great experience in areas like event management, administration, budgeting and volunteer supervision, and an H2H project can do wonders for the CV. Participants can get a really interesting insight into the lifesaving work of the British Red Cross.”
Applicants must nominate a project manager and treasurer. Deadlines for applications are 5pm on November 16.
Go to www.redcross.org.uk/ hundred2hundreds or email firstname.lastname@example.org