emh group apprentices win Northern England Money for Life Challenge
"We were determined to go all the way and so we did!"
Mahommed Hassan, emh group apprentice
A team of apprentices from Coalville-based housing and care provider emh group has won the regional Northern England title in the Money for Life Challenge.
The team were handed their award for their innovative money management project Less Dash, More Cash at a ceremony at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea Football Club, when the regional winners were announced.
Sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group, the Money for Life Challenge is a national competition which provides grants to groups of 16 to 24 year olds across the UK to enable them to help their communities make the most of their money.
Selected from over 340 entrants, 10 teams took part in the Northern England category, with the emh group apprentices triumphing over teams from Derby, Manchester, and Wolverhampton.
The Less Dash, More Cash project encouraged and supported new and learner drivers to discover safer and more cost efficient ways of driving. The team produced Top Tips leaflets, which were circulated to local colleges, and offered support through a social media campaign and at local community events.
Mahommed Hassan, emh group apprentice, said: “Getting to the finals was an astronomical achievement, something to be very proud of, but we were determined to go all the way and so we did!”
The team is now hoping for success at the UK Grand Final in May.