YOUNG entrepreneurs are hoping fellow high school students and shoppers will help them hit their fundraising target by this weekend.

The team from Wilmslow High School need to raise another £500 by next Monday as part of their entry in a Dragons Den-style competition run by Manchester Airport.

The Year 10 students are selling Bee Cosy gift bags, and need to sell all their stock by December 11, when they re-enter the Den.

They are selling the bags in aid of East Cheshire Hospice, and have set themselves a target of £2,000.

The overall winner is the team that raises the most money for their charity by selling their product.

The Bee Cosy bags contain scented candles, bath bombs, hand-cut soap and handmade chocolate lollipops.

Students Zenae Blackburn, Amelie Clifford, James Wheeler, Zainab Mahmood, Renee Racina, Laura Vilches raised almost £200 at the airport’s Transport Interchange, with James dressed as Father Christmas.

They also sold bags at the Handforth Christmas lights switch-on, and are hoping for last-minute purchases by students and sales at this Sunday’s Christmas market in Prestbury.

“Thank you to Sainsbury’s in Wilmslow for the table decoration raffle prize that we displayed on our stall at the Artisan market,” said Julia McHarg, the school’s team leader for business and enterprise.

“Thank you, also, to all the parents and friends of Wilmslow High School who have bought our gift bags - and of course, to those who still intend to buy them.

“We have our final sales opportunity at Prestbury street market on Sunday afternoon, where we hope to sell any remaining stock.

“We are very close to our target – thanks to everyone’s support – if you are hoping to purchase any bags please order this week as we won’t have stock after Sunday.”

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Bags can also be bought in school by visiting the business office.