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Welsh Secretary to Launch Enterprise Challenge

Delyn MP David Hanson will join with Welsh Secretary Peter Hain MP at Age Concern North East Wales to launch the Enterprise Challenge.

The Enterprise Challenge is an innovative idea to help get people back into work, whilst raising money for charity. Fifteen unemployed candidates have been set an ‘Apprentice-Style’ challenge by the Welsh Assembly Government to aid individuals
in considering self employment.

Each team has to stock and design their business with a range of saleable goods and sell them on behalf of 3 charities. The team raising the most money will be declared the winner. The challenge will take place at Mold Market on Wednesday, 28th October, 2009.

There are three sponsors of the event, which include Age Concern North East Wales. All revenue from the challenge will be donated to charity.

David Hanson said:

“I am pleased that the Welsh Secretary is coming to Flintshire to kick off such an imaginative and worthwhile event. The Secretary of State will also take this opportunity to be fully briefed on the important issues affecting older people here in Flintshire.”

Margaret Hanson, Chief Officer for Age Concern NE Wales, commented:

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to share the work we are doing with people over 50 across Flintshire and Wrexham with the Secretary of State. We will be talking with him about some of the most urgent challenges that we face on a daily basis. He is keen to find out how we support people to maximise their income and manage their money in today’s economic climate – in the last year alone we brought in £875,000 in additional benefits for older people locally, a significant sum that will have boosted our local economy and which would not otherwise have been claimed by most of the people we helped.

“We are also going to tell Mr Hain about the work we are doing to support older people in the area who are subject to abuse – our Comic Relief funded advocacy project supports older people who are being abused in a number of ways. For more information about any of the work that we do, people can ring us on 08450 549969.”