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Take £25 Entrepreneurial Challenge

Take 25’ is an exciting fundraising challenge ran by The Children’s Foundation giving North East students the opportunity to go head to head in a battle to become the regions best entrepreneurs! All money raised will support our work helping distressed, disadvantaged and disabled children across the region.

Take £25 sees teams of 4 students battle to raise as much money as possible from a budget of £25 over a 4 week period!

The teams of 4 will work together to put on events, buy items to sell and run fundraising activities to develop their team-work and entrepreneurial skills while raising money for The Children’s Foundation.

Students are taking part from universities and colleges across the region in the battle to be crowned the winner!

Take £25 is kindly sponsored by intu Eldon Square.


November 2017 : Sunderland University take £25 and raise thousands!






Sunderland university students have risen to the business challenge, taking £25 and turning it into thousands of pounds for a local charity, using their entrepreneurial skills.

Thirty-three teams in the first year of their studies at the Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism took up the Take 25 Challenge. Sponsored by intu Eldon Square, each team was given £25 and had to use this to raise as much money as possible in just a month.

The teams raised an amazing total of £5,597.77 for The Children’s Foundation (TCF). The North East charity raises money and runs projects that directly benefit children and young people in the region, including vital medical and lifestyle research.

The money raised by our students will help cure sick children and prevent them becoming physically or mentally ill.

The teams had four weeks to turn their starting budget of £25 into a winning amount. The range of fundraising activities they took on was as eye-popping as the amount raised. They held music nights and pub quizzes; they planned a Greek party; they made pancakes and baked cakes; they went on charity walks and took part in TCF’s annual abseil last month; one student even had a sponsored hair dyeing – and there was almost a sponsored tattoo!

All teams were invited to a special Prize Night held in Revolution in Sunderland on 22 November, where prizes were awarded to the winning team, runners-up and Outstanding Individuals. The winning team was Heroes for Children, who raised £564.31 from the initial £25. Runner-ups were William’s Warriors, raising £537.81.

Module leader Joel Arnott said: “This challenge provided students with a fantastic opportunity to develop, learn, and give back to their community. Overall, the students enthusiastically embraced the opportunity. There were a good number exceptional team performances, and the overall result was amazing, surpassing the expected outcome by some margin and contributing to such a worthy cause.”

Our next £Take 25 challenge will be taking place in Spring 2018! Email olivia.colquhoun@nuth.nhs.uk to express your interest in taking part.

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