Challenge Yourself - Dragons turn pennies into pounds

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The centre has teamed up with pupils from the school and a business mentor from Handelsbanken to take part in the Dragons Apprentice Challenge.

The challenge facing these young entrepreneurs is to turn £100 into £1,000 by February – and they raised almost £25 by selling drinks and snacks during the Christmas Lights switch on event in the Marlowes.

They have ambitious plans for raising even more money and are planning a series of events at their school including a disco, quiz night and race night in the New Year.

All money raised will go to support the centre’s work with young volunteers, helping them to experience new opportunities and to develop employment related and life skills.

Age UK Dacorum

If you are thinking of volunteering in the New Year why not help out at a new fun and stimulating club for older people with mild to moderate memory problems in Kings Langley or Hemel Hempstead?

COGS clubs are run by Age UK Dacorum and are based on a programme of structured activity that has been found to help improve social relationships and self-esteem of people with mild to moderate dementia.

If you enjoy the company of older people, are friendly, fun loving, caring and kind and can spare some time on Tuesdays or Saturdays, this could be the volunteering role for you.

No specialist skills are needed but if you can help club members to feel welcome and at ease, make the tea and assist with clearing up then Age UK Dacorum would love to hear from you. The lower age limit for this role is 18.