Lawyers get Apprentice’ treatment in charity set-to with insurers
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.
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Like TV's The Apprentice, the winner is be the team which raises the day's takings by the highest percentage.
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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.