Apprentice-style charity challenge for Leeds businesses

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Do you think you can do better than Sir Alan Sugar’s candidates on the The Apprentice?

If you do, then Leeds-based St Gemma’s Hospice is challenging businesses to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test to raise vital funds towards patient care.

The ‘You’re Hired’ challenge, inspired by the famous BBC show, sees teams challenged with making as much money as possible from a £30 start-up kitty.

Past challenges have seen teams holding quizzes, bake sales and car-boot sales as they battle it out to raise the cash and take the winner’s trophy in the boardroom showdown.

Teams can also be set ‘assignments’ to complete on the day along with the own creative money-making ideas. Participants will use leadership, creativity and negotiation skills whilst gaining a unique insight into the fundraising challenges experienced by Yorkshire’s largest Hospice.

The hospice are now looking for companies interested in arranging this team-building activity for their employees and are offering flexible dates and venues.

Laura Ferris, Corporate Fundraiser at St. Gemma’s, said: “We want to hear from any businesses that are inspired by The Apprentice and think they can do better!

“St Gemma’s Hospice costs millions of pounds a year to run and we rely on fundraising and donations from local businesses and the wider community.

“We can organise ‘You’re Hired’ events flexibly to suit the company and will provide information, support and encouragement for all the participants.”

To sign up, email lauraf@st-gemma.co.uk or call 0113 218 5537.

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