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The Grow It! challenge is coming to local schools

By 5 October 2023No Comments
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Airedale Hospital and Community Charity is launching its Grow It! challenge for returning students.

The challenge focuses on developing students’ entrepreneurial skills, as well as fundraising for an important cause in their local community.

Students will have the opportunity to start their own small business, such as a car wash or a sweet shop, and they can ‘grow’ their funds to make a profit. Money raised will be donated to Airedale Charity to fund items and equipment for the Hospital that goes above and beyond what the NHS can provide.

Involvement in the project can be used as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and it can be a fantastic addition to a CV.

Laura Hepworth, Community Fundraiser at Airedale Hospital and Community Charity, said:

“We are so excited to launch the Grow it! Challenge to our local schools.

“Young ones are our future leaders, colleagues and patients and a very special part of the Airedale community. We thought it was the perfect opportunity for Airedale Hospital and Community Charity to work closer with our younger generation and we cannot wait to see the energy and creative ideas that the students come up with.”

To sign up, students will have to complete a Sign me up! form and £1 to get the ball rolling, and when they’ve completed the challenge, Airedale Charity will send a certificate of completion and they will be added to the Grow It! Champions leader board.

For more information contact your school administrator. You can also contact Airedale Hospital and Community Charity at or call the Charity office at 01535 294870.