We Are Wakefield’s Very Own Dragon

The Prince of Wales Hospice recently held a “Dragons Den” event for schools and colleges in the Pontefract area and our Managing Director, Claire Sutherley, took part as one of the Dragons. 

Budding entrepreneurs from Carlton High School, Kings High School and New College took part in the competition to onboard a Dragon and support with a business idea to raise funds for the Hospice. 

Claire mentored the New College Team in their Young Enterprise project where they created a business called New Nature and sold wild flower seed kits from a stall in the White Rose Shopping Centre in March.  They raised £46 on the day and continue to sell the kits with a target of 100 unit sales set to raise £200 for patient care at the Hospice. 

Claire said: “The students showed real initiative and flair with their ideas and really took on board the Dragons’ suggestions to refine their product for maximum sales impact.  They looked at sustainability, target markets and budgets to ensure the product was attractive and affordable to buyers.” “I was really proud to be involved with a great initiative to promote entrepreneurship in young people and of course support The Prince of Wales Hospice.”