The Lions Club is challenging local pupils to get into the ‘Lions Den’ to benefit charities of their choice with up to £5,000.
The donations will be made out of a generous legacy left by the late Robert Brown of Grouville to the Lions Club of Jersey.
The first challenge invites primary school pupils to compete for a financial award for a local charity of their choice by telling the Lions why they are nominating their charity or how they would otherwise spend funds from the legacy for the good of the island community.
Teams of up to six pupils from school years Reception to Year 6 - and as many teams from each school as the school decides - will be asked to explain to The Lions’ Den judges why they have selected their chosen charity, show how well they have researched their charity and what it sets out to achieve.
Pictured: As much as £5,000 is up for grabs.
A short list of ten teams will be drawn up and each will receive £100 for their charity with the winner receiving a main prize of £2,000 to donate to their chosen charity.
Pupils from Years 7 to 11 – in teams of up to six – will have to convince the judges in The Lions’ Den that the nominated charity or the community service project conceived will benefit the community. They will also have to show their commitment at every level with the teams showing how they will involve themselves directly with the charity or with the project.
The fund available are up to £5,000 and teams are invited to apply for sums up to that amount.
The deadline for all applications is 30 April 2020, but entries can be submitted as soon as they are ready.
“The purpose behind this Lions’ initiative is to use funds generously donated to the Lions from Mr Brown’s legacy to encourage youngsters to become community minded,” said Paul Pearce, the Lion leading the initiative.
“We are confident that the pupils of Jersey will respond to the challenges and local charities and/or other community service activities will benefit.”
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