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20 April 2012, 10:30am

The Academy go into the Dragon’s Den

The Bath Rugby Academy is taking part in a competition to raise a minimum of £10,000 for youth charity, The Prince's Trust. Money raised from the challenge will go towards supporting disadvantaged young people across the South West, giving them the skills and confidence to find a job.

During the next six months the Academy will be actioning their plan to run numerous Come Dine With Me experiences and summer Olympic games.

Brighter Ambitions, the Bath Academy Team who are working together to set up a business to raise money and awareness for the Prince's Trust, pitched their business plan to the Dragon's Den this week.

The Dragon's were made up of Bath Rugby Chief Executive Nick Blofeld, local businessman David Scotland, Beth Sutherland and Sally Mabbutt, Fundraising Managers from the Prince's Trust.

The eight man team outlined their money raising ideas to the Dragons. They began with an introduction about a young lady whose life has been turned around by the Prince's Trust. This has given them all the motivation to help young people like her.

Will Tanner, Head of Marketing and PR for the Million Maker's project said: "I was more nervous pitching to the Dragons than I ever have been running onto the field. I felt really good having done it and I know I'm going to gain more skills from the project as well as being able to raise money for the Prince's Trust."

All the boys are looking forward to improving their skills away from the rugby pitch.

The boys taking part in this venture are:

Joe Buckle, Chairman
J J Kilmartin, Event Organiser
Will Tanner, PR and Marketing
Ed Hainsworth, Finance
Tom Baldwin, Secretary
Alex Brown, Health and Safety
George Drury, PR and Marketing
Richard Lane, Event Organiser
James Tyas, Event Organiser


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