The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

Member of Parliament for Welwyn Hatfield

Shapps supports Students’ Dance-a-thon for local charity

Grant Shapps met with Dragons Apprentice 2011 competitors, Team Identity, to discuss their plans to raise money for Resolve – a local charity that provides drug and alcohol services daily Monday to Friday out of The Woodhall Community Centre in the Peartree area of Welwyn Garden City. Resolve supports people who want to stop the cycle of drug or alcohol misuse. Anyone can go to Resolve and is free to access.

Team Identity, made up of Onslow St. Audrey’s School Sixth Form Students, Abbie Yates, Charlie Jay, Amy Ellis-Hall & Tammy Mills, their ‘Dragon’, Natalie Cumming, of My Mustard and Resolve, will be holding a charity Dance-a-thon on Saturday 21st January 2012 at Woodhall Community Centre in Welwyn Garden City.

Amy Ellis-Hall, team member of the Onslow St. Audrey’s School Apprentices Team, said: “IDENTITY is proud to put on this fantastic event at The Woodhall Community Centre for the FIRST time ever to help raise awareness and funds for Resolve”.

Grant discussed the ideas the pupils had to raise awareness and funds for Resolve in the Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge 2011. For details go to and click on “Breaking News”.

Grant Shapps was delighted to hear of the work that is being done for Resolve by local Sixth Form students: “Resolve is a fantastic local charity, so to know that Sixth Form students from Hatfield are doing such great work for them is extremely satisfying. I am sure the Dance-a-thon will be a huge success as Team Identity is working really hard and coming up with truly innovative ideas to raise funds and awareness for Resolve.”

Joe Heeney, administration manager at Resolve said: “This event and all the work the whole team is putting in is raising awareness of Resolve in the local area and awareness of the many problems facing people with alcohol/substance misuse issues. We at Resolve are bowled over by the work being put in by the whole team in support of the work Resolve does.”

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