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The Kid Who Made £14,000 Selling Sweets In The Playground Gave The Last Of His Stock To Manchester's Homeless

WHAT a child.

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Remember Tommie Rose, 15?

Manchester Evening News

As we reported last week, he made £14,000 to pay for his university fees by selling sweets in the playground. He even employed two schoolfriends – both on £5.50 a day – to make a success of his venture.

However, his business got him in trouble with the school, its headmaster telling the Manchester Evening News: "We admire this pupil’s entrepreneurship but school is not the place to set-up a black market of fizzy drinks, sweets, and chocolates."

Rose was threatened with suspension. So he decided to...

He told the Manchester Evening News:

It was great to put a huge smile on their faces. It's getting into winter and getting really cold so we decided to give them something ahead of Christmas. I looked around the house and realised we had so much food in, so I thought I should give it away.

They were really thankful. We gave them multi-packs so they had enough to last them through the night. One of them said to me 'I'll sleep well tonight, thanks Tommie'.

The paper reported that he's now planning to meet his headmaster with a business plan for a healthy tuck shop. He's also been offered an apprenticeship at an online recruitment firm.

And he's received some pretty high-profile support.

@JasonManford @DuncanBannatyne @TheoPaphitis @dragonjones he doesn't need a degree in Business.... He's a natural #encouragenotkill

Deborah Meaden@DeborahMeadenFollow

@JasonManford @DuncanBannatyne @TheoPaphitis @dragonjones he doesn't need a degree in Business.... He's a natural #encouragenotkill

9:44 AM - 21 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This was Duncan Bannatyne's response to the question of whether he'd impress in Dragons' Den:

@DailyMirror Yes he would.... Ban the Head Master.

Duncan Bannatyne@DuncanBannatyneFollow

@DailyMirror Yes he would.... Ban the Head Master.

9:42 AM - 21 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@JasonManford @DuncanBannatyne @DeborahMeaden @dragonjones, did the same aged 14-16 at school,#WagonWheels,crisps,#CurlyWurlys.Good on him!

Theo Paphitis@TheoPaphitisFollow

@JasonManford @DuncanBannatyne @DeborahMeaden @dragonjones, did the same aged 14-16 at school,#WagonWheels,crisps,#CurlyWurlys.Good on him!

10:56 AM - 21 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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