This year House of Coco Lifestyle Editor, Jo Jessop is once again taking part in the MicroTyco enterprise challenge, co-mentoring a group of sixth form college students from Tong High School in partnership with Deloitte.
Micro Tyco is a month long charity fundraising competition run by the WildHearts Foundation in order to support developing countries by allowing them to start their own businesses.
Last year (February 2014) a team from Tong High School won the national schools’ category of the Micro-Tyco Enterprise Challenge mentored by staff from Deloitte Leeds and incredibly they also came third in the overall global competition having generated £3657.06 from a £1 investment from the WildHearts charity. This now funds 73 micro-businesses in the developing world every year and makes a difference to the lives of 73 people in some of the most deprived areas each year – empowering them to reinvest and grow their own micro-businesses so they can live, eat and access education.
Tong High School is hoping to spread the message about WildHearts Foundation across the city of Bradford by hosting a large charity event for businesses and individuals on Friday 27th February at The Bradford Hotel, Hall Ings (formerly the Hilton).
Teams that enter Micro-Tyco receive £1 in seed capital which they are challenged to turn into as much money as possible, using any legal means, in just four weeks. The scheme encourages team work and entrepreneurial spirit, with funds invested in micro-finance for micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries.
The WildHearts Charity Auction Dinner is for over 16’s and will commence at 6:30pm on Friday 27th February 2015. Guests will be treated to a 3 course buffet meal at the venue and also an array of entertainment throughout the night, including a welcome speech by boxer Qais Ashfaqs, Commonwealth Game Silver Medallist.
The Micro Tyco team from Tong has also called on its network and contacts to donate prizes – there will be a luxury raffle and also a very special auction with some incredible prizes – which already includes items from One Direction, Amir Khan and some other very famous names!
It’s only £30pp or £270 for a table of 10 people. #TeamCoco can’t wait!