Activity Stay – Day Five

Teens Unite’s annual ‘Apprentice Challenge’, took place today and it’s a part of the ‘Activity Stay’ we always look forward to.

The ‘Apprentice Challenge’ is an opportunity for the teens to work alongside industry experts to develop their business skills and prepare for higher education or future employment.

For many of the teens, their cancer diagnosis has interrupted school, college or university and has impacted on their career aspirations. The ‘Apprentice Challenge’ is a fantastic project to add to their CV’s and enables them to gain a true insight into different areas of business from budgets to marketing.


The teens were divided into groups and working alongside a business mentor, they had to develop a business plan for a new Teens Unite fundraising event. Not only did they have to come up with an innovative, yet realistic event, they had to present their ideas to a panel of judges.


Some incredible ideas were brought to the table from a ‘drive in move night’ to a music festival. The teens have definitely given our events team some food for thought!

A huge thank you to all of our mentors and judges who were an integral part of today- Peter from Love Work Life, Jonathan and Gareth from Ricoh, David Lewis from Sunseeker London, Zyna Goldy, Lesley Clarke and Kevan from Certsure.

Thank you also to our designers, Quentin from Symbian and Yatish from Ricoh for helping to bring the teens ideas to life in the form of a poster.


After taking to the stage and standing before the judges, it was time to put on our glad-rags ready for the formal dinner. We wined and dined with some of our valued supporters and celebrated the achievements of the teens over the past week.


We’re incredibly sad to say that we will all be heading home tomorrow, but it’s true what they say, ‘all good things come to an end’.

We really have had the most incredible time. We feel so proud of each and every one of the teens who have been a part of the Activity Stay 2017. They’ve really challenged themselves throughout the week; emotionally and physically and it’s amazing to see the difference in the teens that arrived compared to the teens who are leaving.

To see some of our most memorable moments over the week, take a look at our Facebook page.