No Tube? No problem—here’s £7,000 for Mildmay Hospital in Shoreditch

PUBLISHED: 09:45 13 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:36 13 July 2015

Fundraisers net £7,000 for Mildmay Hospital

Fundraisers net £7,000 for Mildmay Hospital


Volunteers waxed lyrical raising £7,000 in an Apprentice-style challenge for the Mildmay Hospital in Shoreditch—on the day the trains stopped running.

Some 80 people took part in the one-day challenge thrown down by Checkpoint Software Technologies company in the City on the day the London Underground went on strike.

Ideas included raffles, a flower market stall and Pimm’s in Finsbury Square.

The winning team raised nearly £1,400 alone by braving buckets of ice, eating a scotch bonnet chilli and having their legs waxed as their funds grew.

The final total raised last Wednesday was almost £7,000, which is supporting the hospital’s work tackling HIV in Britain and its medical mission abroad in Africa.

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