Team Marvel raises £140,000 for Prince’s Trust
We are very proud of EMC’s Team Marvel for winning the Prince’s Trust Million Makers regional final for London and the South East by raising the most money, within a record breaking region! They smashed last year’s EMC fundraising total by collecting a whopping £140,000, compared to last year’s £17,000. The team’s very own organiser Helen Major also won the Outstanding Individual Award – a fantastic achievement.
The team coordinated a number of successful initiatives including fun runs, bake sales and a live band night and fete. The highlight of their fundraising journey was the Savoy Gala Dinner, which was the main focus of their incredible investment and effort. The team thought the experience was invaluable, for themselves, for EMC and, of course, for the young individuals that benefit from Prince’s Trust activities. Hear more from them in the video below:
Prince’s Trust Million Makers is a national competition that challenges teams of employees and university students to join forces and raise money for the Prince’s Trust. The teams must pitch their business plans in order to secure an initial investment from the Prince’s Trust, after which the teams set up and promote their own mini enterprise. The teams then have six months to turn the funding they’ve received into a profit, competing against other teams to see which is most profitable.
In total, 20 teams participated in this regional final of the Million Makers competition, raising £758,505, which was over twice as much as their target. The national final will be taking place next week on the 12th of March in London, following the Celebrate Success Awards. The money raised during this competition goes towards the Prince’s Trust’s activities, making a difference to the lives of disadvantage young people across the UK.
The Prince’s Trust is a fantastic organisation that recognises the costs of youth unemployment and has set out on a mission to provide practical and financial support to the young people that need it in the UK. The programmes they run encourage young people to take responsibility for themselves and to build the life they choose. Fundraising events like the Million Maker’s competition are crucial, so a huge thank you to all teams that participated, and congratulations to our very own Team Marvel for their incredible fundraising achievement.
You can read more on the South East Million Makers awards night here.