‘Apprentice Challenge’ takes over charity shops in Surrey

Disability charity Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) are launching the ‘QEF Apprentice Challenge’ this week, in partnership with OmniServ; one of the UK’s leading airline and airport assistance service providers.  In the style of the popular BBC One programme The Apprentice, 6 teams from OmniServ will each take over a QEF shop for two hours on a specific day, to see who can raise the most money for the charity.

This challenge will put team members through their paces with everyone trying to sell the highest number of goods across a number of QEF charity shops around Surrey. At the end of the challenge, the teams will be judged on:

  • who sold the most during their two hours; 
  • the best shop window display (as voted by the general public);
  • who generated the most gift aid sign ups for QEF

Gary Thomas, Director of Retail Trading at QEF says: “This is a fantastic way for OmniServ to support QEF’s work; it’s an exciting and innovative idea that we hope the public will really get involved with. As a disability charity we are committed to providing expert services that support disabled people to maximise their independence. The funds raised by corporate partners such as OmniServ and through our charity shops across Surrey are a vital way of funding these services, which can often be life transforming for individuals. Thank you to everyone that supports this initiative by buying items in store or buying raffle tickets.”