Battle to Succeed

Welcome to Battle To Succeed

What is Battle to Succeed?

Battle to Succeed is St Mary’s Hospice’s free annual challenge for Key Stage 3 students. From January to April, groups of students are matched with a local business mentor and use their £30 pledge to get their business ideas in to action, to make as much profit as they can.

The goal is to make a difference to their local community by fundraising for St Mary’s Hospice, with a structured and fun, rewarding learning experience. With special thanks to Ørsted for sponsoring and supporting the Battle to Succeed presentation evening at the end of the challenge.


Developing Employability Skills:

Battle to Succeed links into core competencies around enterprise education developing key employability skills including : Problem solving, Communication, Teamwork, Resilience, Confidence, Initiative, Organisation, Financial Capability and Creativity.


Coverage of Battle to Succeed is across all St Mary’s Hospice platforms: website and social media with a strong community reach. Also local media coverage include The Mail, Westmorland Gazette, Cando FM and BBC Radio Cumbria to share and celebrate the challenge.

Links with local businesses and St Mary’s Hospice

Local businesses can get involved by mentoring groups of students. Supporting employees of the future and reinforcing their role in our community.

How can I get involved?

If you are a school or business and would like to find out more, please contact

Useful information and downloads

Battle to Succeed Logo on white background

Battle to Succeed Logo without a background

If you need any more logo versions please contact

Click here to download Hospice Facts Battle to Succeed



Here’s Capgemini’s empowering feedback for their students:


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