Budding Entrepreneurs at Heart!
As part of the Wildhearts’ Charity ‘Micro Tyco Challenge’ Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) partnered with Hazlehead Primary School to raise as much money as possible from a £1 seed capital in just four weeks. Both teams worked tirelessly…
News19th Dec 2013
As part of the Wildhearts’ Charity ‘Micro Tyco Challenge’ Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) partnered with Hazlehead Primary School to raise as much money as possible from a £1 seed capital in just four weeks. Both teams worked tirelessly throughout November on a number of Entrepreneurial business ventures and between them, over £11,000 was raised.
Although each team’s fundraising totals remained separate, their partnership allowed them to collaborate to exchange knowledge, encouragement and pull resources. Weekly status meetings were held between the two to provide updates on funds raised to-date and also helped to create a healthy sense of competition between the teams.
The AAB team ran a number of different entrepreneurial business ventures both internally and externally with some of their clients, including hosting a very successful quiz night.
However the pupils of Hazlehead were most definitely up for the challenge of raising the most money and engaged in a number of creative activities such as Wish Wash Wednesday (car wash), Freaky Friday (Teachers dressed as pupils and vice versa) and a Touch of Tartan night which included a Silent Auction with some fantastic prizes including the Fairmont in St Andrews, the Marcliffe and Trump International, all sourced by the pupils picking up the phone and speaking to the businesses.
By the end of November the school pupils were victorious in their competition with AAB as they raised £6,000 versus the £5,235 raised by AAB.
Karen Stewart, HR Director at AAB, commented, “The Micro Tyco Challenge is a great and innovative way to raise money for such a worthy cause. We have particularly enjoyed participating as not only has it brought out our teams’ creative, competitive and entrepreneurial sides in raising the money, but partnering with Hazlehead Primary School enabled us to mentor a class of pupils from Primary 6 whom we provided training on presentation and budgeting skills to, which our team found really rewarding. The school pupils fairly put us through our paces in the fund raising challenge and you can be assured that our staff learned as much from the whole experience as their Primary School partners!”