ARMSTRONG Medical in Coleraine and other leading Northern Ireland businesses have stepped into the Dragons’ Den in their efforts to raise a million pounds for The Prince’s Trust.
Each company has been given a seed core fund of £1,500. Using their entrepreneurial skills they are aiming to turn that investment into at least £10,000 over the next six months.
With almost 100 teams across the UK taking part in The Prince’s Trust Million Maker Challenge, the charity is aiming to raise £1m for its work to support disadvantaged young people across the UK.
All the money raised will be used to give practical and financial support to over 3,000 local young people who need it the most, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation, enabling our young people to move into work, education or training.
The task for the ten-person Armstrong Medical Team (TE:AM) is to run innovative, entrepreneurial and ultimately successful business ventures over the next six months to raise funds for the Trust.
The team that raises the most money will represent Northern Ireland in the national final in London next March.
TE:AM have arranged a wide range of activities and events over the next few months, in order to reach their minimum target of £10,000.
“We are working hard generate a motivational team spirit within the Armstrong Medical group, and have arranged events that will hopefully appeal to the members of the local community,” said team leader Johnathan McLaughlin.
“We have already raised £500 from the kind donations from customers at ASDA Coleraine, and we look forward to the public’s further support of TE:AM and more importantly the magnificent work the Prince’s Trust does here in Northern Ireland”.
TE:AM will hold a Car Boot Sale in the Armstrong Medical car park on Saturday, September 29 from 9am to 1pm.
On Sunday, October 7 a Sponsored Cycle will be staged around the North West 200 circuit, and on Friday, November 2 ‘The Prince’s Trust Presents’ Britain’s Got Talent at the Magherabuoy House Hotel in Portrush.
“We would hope that as many people as possible would support these events as they promise to be fun filled and spectacular.
“We would ask that if anyone would like to attend these events or perform at our Britain’s Got Talent night, to please get in touch with Johnathan McLaughlin on 028 7035 6029 or email email@example.com”