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Leeds Mencap’s corporate charity challenge back for a second year!

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The Leeds Mencap Apprentice challenge is back for a second year as the charity looks to the corporate world to battle against each other to prove who is the best!

The challenges proved last year that it ignites a bit of friendly rivalry amongst local businesses and fulfils corporate social responsibility aims.

Following on from last year’s success where eight companies, small and large, came together and raised thousands of pounds for people with learning disabilities, Leeds Mencap is hoping that this year’s competition will be bigger, better and more!

Leeds Mencap is delighted to have a new partnership with aql, the telecommunications giant. aql come on board and are looking forward to seeing what the corporate world can bring to the competition in aid of learning disabilities.

Dr Adam Beaumont, CEO and founder of aql said; “We at aql are very happy to have partnered up with Leeds Mencap on the Apprentice challenge to raise awareness and funds for learning disabilities by engaging with business in Leeds.”

Cath Lee, CEO of Leeds Mencap said; “I am incredibly proud and happy that we are able to return for a second year to present this exciting opportunity to the corporate world.

“The Apprentice proved last year that it is a thoroughly enjoyable and fresh way for businesses in Leeds to meet their objectives as well as do some great work in aid of a worthwhile cause.

“We are also very excited to be teaming up with aql this year and welcome them on board!”

This year’s challenge kicks off with a bang with two of last year’s teams confirming to re-enter for a second year. Northern Gas Networks and Easypay Services are both aiming to win the title after narrowly missing out at last year’s crown.

The challenge not only allowed staff to take part in fundraising but also massively supported both companies to bring them closer together by working in partnership.

Laura Whitston, marketing and social media executive at Easypay Services said; “Easypay Services are delighted to be involved with such a worthwhile cause, helping Leeds Mencap make a difference to those with learning difficulties in Leeds and the surrounding areas.”

Jenna Hoadley from Northern Gas Networks said; “It was an absolute blast, I learned so much about the work that Leeds Mencap do within our community and the time spent with the team was full of laughter and fun”.

Leeds Mencap is extending an open invite to businesses both small and large to take part in the competition to be named Leeds Mencap Apprentice 2015! To find out how you and your company can get involved, email Fahad or Cath on fahad.khan@leedsmencap.org.uk/catherine.storey@leedsmencap.org.uk or call 0113 2351331.

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The Leeds Mencap Apprentice challenge is back for a second year

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