Prince’s Trust businesses compete to ‘Make a Million’

The Power NI Team
The Power NI Team

The Prince’s Trust and some of Northern Ireland’s leading companies have signed up for the Million Makers Corporate Challenge 2014.

Each company is undertaking to turn an initial £1,500 investment into a fundraising profit of £10,000 in just six months through establishing and running a mini-enterprise.

Now in its seventh year, the fundraising competition has successfully raised more than £300,000 to help The Prince’s Trust support disadvantaged young people from the ages of 13 to 30 across Northern Ireland.

Million Makers is an opportunity for companies to engage, inspire and motivate employees to develop many transferable skills such as leadership, motivation and decision making, while generating funds to help young people turn their lives around.

Team member, Mark Liggett from Power NI commented “Power NI is delighted to be associated with The Prince’s Trust Million Makers Scheme.  We’re always looking into ways of maximising the entrepreneurial skills of our staff and this venture is the perfect opportunity for eight employees to showcase their business and team-working skills.

“By generating creative and innovative ideas to help raise £10,000 from a business venture, which in turn will be ploughed back into the local community, it also gives staff the chance to enhance and develop skills within the workplace.”

Dervla McGonnell from The Pierce Partnership says: ” We are very excited to be taking part in ‘Million Makers’ to raise as much money as possible for the Prince’s Trust. This charity does truly amazing work and we realised just how amazing when we heard from one of the young ambassadors who has turned their life around after help and support from the Prince’s Trust.

“The Million Makers challenge is a fun and worthwhile way to fundraise with the ultimate goal of helping those in need the most rewarding of all.”

Ian Jeffers, Director of The Prince’s Trust in Northern Ireland welcomed the support from all of the teams saying, “The last round of Million Makers was an overwhelming success.

“This year I know that the teams will throw themselves wholeheartedly into the competition with the goal of collectively raising even more money helping local young people to get their lives on track and move into work, education or training.”

Other companies currently signed up to the Million Makers Challenge include JCI and Glen Dimplex.

If you think your company has what it takes to be a Million Maker, and are not afraid of competition, then why not sign up?

Contact Arlene Creighton for more information at [email protected] of Tel: 028 9089 5019

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