Young enterpreneurs’ cool way to raise cash

Roar and Bentley. Otto, left, and David
Roar and Bentley. Otto, left, and David

A pair of 12-year-old ice cream entrepreneurs will be a welcome addition to the Westcott Village Fun Day on Sunday.

Westcott boys Otto Kampa and David Taylor set up Roar & Bentley Ice Delights in June last year, as part of a Year 6 enterprise challenge at Quainton Church of England School.

The challenge was to raise as much as they could for charity in three weeks from a £20 seed fund given by the school.

David’s dad pimped his mobility scooter into an ice cream wagon, for the boys to sell ice cream and lollies.

Complete with stickers, a logo designed by Otto’s mum, a parasol and a chime rigged up from a mobile phone, the scooter could be seen trundling round Westcott after school and at village events.

Roar & Bentley contributed over £150 to the school’s charities, and the boys then went on to raise £200 for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, which helped transport David and some of his friends when they were involved a serious car crash earlier in 2014.

Now in Year 7 Waddesdon Chuch of England School, Otto and David have got the scooter out again this summer and the money they raise will go to the Village Fun Day Fund, to be split between Westcott CE School, St Mary’s Church and Westcott Cricket Club.

The Fun Day starts at 1pm at the Westcott Cricket Club.