Taunton School Young Enterprise students have been selling a charity bracelet this week, with initial sales of the FUSION bracelet rocketing, and cricketers Marcus Trescothick and Tom Abell showing their support.
The idea was formulated by the group of 18 students including Dominic Court, from the FUSION team, who said “After electing positions in the company and many hours of planning and ideas, we decided on our product: a bracelet that would support key ideals with which we identify strongly – unity, peace, mindfulness and inclusivity … all topical areas on which we, as teenagers, have little ‘real’ say in the world.”
Charities supported include the British Red Cross, Oxfam, Stand Against Violence, CALM and Amnesty International. The bracelet comprises two coloured cords which can be mixed and matched, each colour representing a different charity.
The team started selling them at school on Monday and have sold 250 so far, including sales to Head of Cricket Development and Somerset Cricketer Marcus Trescothick and Somerset Captain Tom Abell.
Dominic Court added: “It is great to see our venture being supported by such well respected personalities.”
They have successfully reached the Young Enterprise County finals, which take place on Saturday, 13th May at Taunton Castle where they will pitch their idea against other schools.
Dominic is hopeful of a win and added: “Please support the company in its vision of people, young and old, wearing the bracelet as a symbol of buying into a more tolerant future and in so doing, support the organisations that try to make it happen. By winning the Young Enterprise competition, we could provide a national forum for our vision.”
Support their cause on Facebook @FusionBraceletsYE, Instagram @fusionbracelets_ye and Snapchat, @fusionbracelets and use the hashtag: #maketheconnection