Sacred Heart pupils prove they’ve a head for business

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Young business brains of the future have raised £10,500-plus for Sheffield’s St Luke’s Hospice.

Children from 11 primary schools throughout the city signed up for the St Luke’s Hospice Biz Kids challenge, supported by 11 of the region’s best known businesses.

And after six weeks of turning business ideas into successful money-making ventures, the children from Sacred Heart School in Hillsborough proved to the most determined and lucrative mini entrepreneurs, raising £1,841.93.

The children were supported by Yorkshire Bank, who have agreed to match fund the final total.

“This was the first year we have rolled the Biz Kids challenge out across the city and we are delighted,” said St Luke’s Community Fundraising Manager Fran Morley.

The Sacred Heart children’s initiatives included ‘angel stones’ sold at branches of Yorkshire Bank, a cake sale, a non-uniform day, a penny war and a fun run.