Guiseley workers hope to get 'hired' as part of The Apprentice-style fundraising challenge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Fundraisers who are taking part in the Mencap competition, from left, Penny Hutton, Louise Chyriwsky, Amanda Hobson, Karen McDermott, Sarah Shaw, Abigail Lomax and Andrew Leach. Fundraisers who are taking part in the Mencap competition, from left, Penny Hutton, Louise Chyriwsky, Amanda Hobson, Karen McDermott, Sarah Shaw, Abigail Lomax and Andrew Leach.

Office workers will take part in a The Apprentice-style challenge to raise money for Mencap.

Employees at Guiseley-based Ethica Resourcing and sister company Easypay Services, are taking part in a week of challenges to raise money for the charity that supports people with learning difficulties.

Staff will be taking part in a sponsored silence, selling homemade buns and hiking up mountains as part of the Leeds Mencap Apprentice Challenge.

As part of the challenge two members of staff are each raising money by undertaking part of the three peaks challenge.

Mandy Norfolk, 44, will climb Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis to complement 51-year-old Penny Hutton’s ascent of Snowden.

Amanda Hobson, managing director of Easypay, said: “By raising money and increasing awareness of this worthy charity, more families get to benefit from the support provided by Leeds Mencap, helping them to remain positive in their life long journey of living with learning disabilities.”

A total of 19 people from the two companies are taking part in the competition to raise money for Mencap.

Each team will take a £50 initial loan and turn it into the highest amount possible over a four week period.

Their efforts will be judged in an Apprentice-style competition and the team raising the highest amount will be ‘hired’.

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