Lawyers get Apprentice' treatment in charity set-to with insurers
PUBLISHED: 16:21 24 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:28 05 October 2010
CITY workers will be shaking in their suits waiting to find out who will be brought into the boardroom' after an Apprentice-style charity stunt in London's East End. Two teams went head-to-head to raise money for the homeless in a Charity Shop' challenge
By Hannah Roberts
CITY workers will be shaking in their suits on Monday-waiting to find out who will be brought into the 'boardroom' after an Apprentice-style charity stunt in London's East End this week.
Teams from two City companies went head-to-head to raise money for the East End's homeless and win the title 'Charity Shop Challenge Champion.'
Competing teams of 10 from Allen & Overy law firm and Aon insurers used their skills to drum up trade for the Spitalfields Crypt charity shops at Roman Road in Bow and in Watney Market in Shadwell.
Like TV's The Apprentice, the winner is be the team which raises the day's takings by the highest percentage.
The Allen & Overy team stopped at nothing, drawing in the punters with elaborate window displays and a range of entertainment such as balloon modelling and a chocolate fountain.
They even staged a fashion show using 'real' models recruited from their own office.
The winning team will be announced on Monday-and the losers are unlikely to be fired in true Alan Sugar style.