Apprentices donate to earthquake fund

Team 'Splash n Dash' (l-r) Jordan Scott, Skye Bonner, Ryan McCulloch, Stephanie Main, and Jack Parker.
Team 'Splash n Dash' (l-r) Jordan Scott, Skye Bonner, Ryan McCulloch, Stephanie Main, and Jack Parker.

The fantastic sum of £908 was raised by South Ayrshire Council Modern Apprentices during the national Modern Apprentice week, which will be donated to the Nepal Earthquake Disaster fund.

The apprentices, carried out a variety of fundraising activities during Scottish Apprentice Week including a car washing event, a sponsored beach walk, a 5-a-side football tournament, a sponsored silence, raffle and car boot sale. They also put themselves up as a prize by offering their services as an assistant for the day.

Councillor John Hampton, Youth Champion for the council, said: “What these Modern Apprentices have achieved is very inspiring.

“The apprentices were challenged to work together, plan activities and identify resources to carry out a range of challenges with only £5 given to each team to start them off. Their innovative approach was fantastic.”

The apprentices work across various areas of the Council and administration, horticulture, waste management, health and social care and construction.

Following their fundraising activities all the apprentices took part in a board room challenge, where they had to answer questions about their fundraising, how they had worked together as a team and the impact their participation had on their workplace skills.

The ‘Splash n Dash’ team were judged to be the winners of the boardroom challenge and team member Skye Bonner said: “I found the MA Challenge a very fun week to be a part of. I enjoyed working as a team and getting to know other Modern Apprentices and hearing everyone’s ideas to raise money for Nepal. I was pleased to be in the winning team and was proud of all the money all the teams raised.”

Councillor Hampton added: “Every Modern Apprentice that took part in this challenge is a credit to themselves, their work colleagues and the Council. This task was an opportunity to use their existing skills, learn new skills and raise funds which have they have chosen to donate to a very worthy cause.”