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Hartlepool’s full of Bright Sparks

Budding entrepreneurs from across Hartlepool took part in the second Bright Sparks Fundraising Campaign for Alice House Hospice.

“This is always a lovely project to be involved in, it always amazes me how creative and enthusiastic the children are.  I would like to thank EDF energy for their kind sponsorship of the event, the mayor for being guest of honour and all the teams who took part.  Congratulations to Eldon Grove Academy for winning this year’s Bright Sparks Campaign.”

Janice Forbes, Community Fundraiser

The campaign supported by EDF Energy saw 18 teams from 7 local primary schools tasked with turning a £20 start-up fund into as much money as possible for Alice House.

Overall winners of this year’s campaign were Eldon Grove Academy who raised £750 by raffling two giant teddies and from their Christmas Concert event.   They received the EDF Alice House Hospice Bright Sparks Trophy, Gold Award and £100 from guest of honour Hartlepool Mayor Allan Barclay.

Each team won either a Gold, Silver or Bronze award based on how much money they raised.   The final total raised was a fantastic £3,063.

The next Bright Sparks Campaign will start later this year, thanks to the ongoing support of EDF Energy and new awards will be introduced such as Most Innovative Money Making Idea and Young Entrepreneur.

Janice Forbes, Community Fundraiser at Alice House said “This is always a lovely project to be involved in, it always amazes me how creative and enthusiastic the children are.  I would like to thank EDF energy for their kind sponsorship of the event, the mayor for being guest of honour and all the teams who took part.  Congratulations to Eldon Grove Academy for winning this year’s Bright Sparks Campaign.”

If any schools or groups would like to take part in the next Bright Sparks campaign, please contact Janice Forbes on

Telephone   01429 855536

email jforbes@alicehousehospice.co.uk

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