A GROUP of youngsters who were supporting Jersey Cheshire Home won a major award in the prestigious Channel Islands Student Business Challenge.
The Grow Your Own Grub team raised £505 for the home and took the overall Community Award for their efforts in a competition that involved 70 tears from Jersey and Guernsey.
Team members Julian Magalhaes, Samuel Drew, Sam Oldridge and Evan Thomas, who are all Victoria College pupils aged between 11 and 12, put together seeds with biodegradeable pots and soil so people can grow peas or green beans or marigolds and sold them in attractive bags.
The pots hold ingredients and instructions to allow people to grow the plants/flowers and attract insects to pollenate.
Judges Paul Savery from Barlcays Wealth Management, Louise Burrows from Sure Jersey, Kirsty Mackey from Enrst & Young and Julie Melia from legal group Ogier selected the Grow Your Own Grub idea as an excellent community based initiative. They recognised the benefits to society of the environmentally friendly and sustainable project.
The team visited Eric Young House to hand over their generous donation to general manager David Lord