This month BASICS Hampshire was the charity pick of Kristie Sheryn and Alex Coles who formed one of seven student teams from Ringwood School & The Burgate School, Fordingbridge, who passionately battled it out in a Dragon’s Den style forum for a share of £1,600 for their chosen charity.
The money had been donated by the Ringwood & Fordingbridge Lions club – so it was a Lion’s Den! – and the students’ efforts were judged by a panel including the club’s President, Barry Richardson, and the mayors of Ringwood and Fordingbridge: Cllrs Steve Rippon-Swaine and Malcolm Connolly. A hugely imaginative scheme which benefits the charities – and the students.
They presented in teams using a range of methods including film, leaflets and power point presentations. The judges said the overall quality was superb – making their task even more difficult.
In the end, all the teams won a proportion of the money, with the teams representing the Honeypot Children’s Charity, Lucy’s Day Out and BASICS Hampshire in the first three places.