Week four saw the group get back to reality and back to preparing for their community project.
In order to raise the funds needed to help the homeless, the group needed to create a Dragons’ Den-style pitch to present in front of North Star Housing’s Community Connector, Coral and Communications Assistant, Gemma.
Prior to the pitch, the group had designed a PowerPoint outlining their intentions and each member took turns in introducing themselves and delivering their part of the presentation.
It was clear that the group had thoroughly researched the essentials they would need and using their new budgeting skills they highlighted to the panel exactly what their funds would be contributing to.
With the intention of making up welcome hampers, the group made a list of essentials they would need such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes and shampoo.
From observing the presentation it was amazing to see how each member had grown in confidence and the friendships they had built were paramount in their ability to work as a team and deliver a successful pitch.
When the presentation was complete it was over to the judges for their overall verdict and whether they would like to support the team’s community project. Both Coral and Gemma were impressed with the level of research that the group had done and they liked how each member was given a chance to speak and give their views. They were delighted to know they had chosen to help the homeless and overall they were happy to donate £500 to aid the group with their project.
The hard work isn’t over for our Stockton team, join us next week to find out how they get on with their community project!