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Stormy Weather Business Venture For Portland School Pupils

Storms R Us

9:03am 13th March 2014

Two 10-year-old girls from Portland have started their own business selling postcards of the storm damage on Chesil Beach.

Charlotte Pascoe and Sharla Helms who go to IPACA are taking part in a school project called Grow Your Tenner.

It's a national project run by the Young Enterprise.

They've been given £10 by the school to start their business with, which they've called "Storms R Us."

"We decided to start a business called 'Storms R Us,' selling Portland Postcards of the storms that happened recently and how the beach has changed because of them.  We took some of the pictures ourselves and some have been donated by our mums and their friends on facebook!  We've also been helped by Portland Pride, who have match funded our first £10 so that we could afford to print 100 colour postcards and sell them at a profit.  Portland Pride have also let us use their computers, lent us display stands and will be selling our cards in their shop in Easton."

The girls are donating 60% of their profits to Island Community Action.

The girls added:

"We hope to sell loads of cards to make lots of money for charity and pay our investors back and hopefully make enough money to pay for ourselves to go to the cinema in Weymouth and do some shopping for mothers day, because our mums have been great helping us with Storms R Us."

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