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(Front row l-r) Barry Fitzsimons - Vice Chairman CCS, Lucy Lewis - Prince's Trust, Chris O'Neill, Emma Sharp, Wayne Nickels. (Back row l-r) John Costain, Nuala Mullan, Peter Rainey, David Harris, Ryan Cornett.

(Front row l-r) Barry Fitzsimons - Vice Chairman CCS, Lucy Lewis - Prince's Trust, Chris O'Neill, Emma Sharp, Wayne Nickels. (Back row l-r) John Costain, Nuala Mullan, Peter Rainey, David Harris, Ryan Cornett.

(Front row l-r) Barry Fitzsimons - Vice Chairman CCS, Lucy Lewis - Prince's Trust, Chris O'Neill, Emma Sharp, Wayne Nickels. (Back row l-r) John Costain, Nuala Mullan, Peter Rainey, David Harris, Ryan Cornett.

Belfast-based Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers is in the midst of launching its entry into The Prince's Trust Million Makers competition.

The campaign aims to raise £1m for the Prince's Trust by challenging teams from companies all across the UK to turn a £1,500 seed fund into at least £10,000 through a variety of enterprising activities over a six-month period.

It's designed to give companies the opportunity to engage, inspire and motivate employees while raising funds for The Prince's Trust's work with disadvantaged young people between the ages of 13 and 30.

Chris O'Neill from Cunningham Coates is looking forward to the challenge.

"Involvement in this competition will provide competing teams with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in how stock markets work, how real world events affect financial markets and how company share prices fluctuate over time as well as a host of other benefits for the team individuals and their respective firms".

Ian Jeffers, director of The Prince's Trust in Northern Ireland, welcomed support from Cunningham Coates.

"The last round of Million Makers was an overwhelming success with eight companies raising a total of more than £130,000 over just six months," he said.

Details of how to get involved can be found at www.ccstockbrokers.com.