You're Hired! Hogan Lovells charity challenge raises more than £8,800

25 June 2010 - London


You're Hired! Hogan Lovells charity challenge raises more than £8,800


Five teams for law firm Hogan Lovells raised more than £8,800 on the streets of London in an event inspired by the TV show, The Apprentice.


The Bright Ideas Challenge, in collaboration with the Bright Ideas Trust, saw the teams complete a variety of challenges designed to test initiative, entrepreneurial and team skills.  Funds raised from the event are going to The Bright Ideas Trust and ORBIS, a non profit, global development organisation whose mission is to eliminate avoidable blindness in developing countries.


The teams had to sell items for different community groups at Whitecross Street community market:


Community Group

Goods on sale

Golden Lane Campus School PTA

Cookery books

Poetry in Wood

Handmade wooden crafts

Save The Children

Stationery and 'shabby chic'

Somalian Women's Group

Textiles, clothing and patterns

Peabody Residents Trust

Seeds, flowers and plants they have grown


At one point, Hogan Lovells partner Andrew Carey played the guitar while of counsel Suzanne Rab sang some London music hall songs.


The teams also had to carry out a ‘random act of kindness’.  Some handed out cups of coffee to passers-by, while another team cleaned buses, bus shelters and passing cars.  One team member dressed in a dinosaur outfit.


The event was also supported by a raffle and blind auction at Hogan Lovells, with prizes and items donated by Mercedes-Benz, Jo Hansford, Manolo Blahnik, Limelight Access Platinum, Bleeding Heart Restaurant, Venture, and Corney & Barrow.


Hogan Lovells has been working closely with the South Islington council to support the local community of St Lukes and has previously lent its support to community market stalls in WhiteCross Street which have been established to stimulate entrepreneurship in the area.


The Bright Ideas Trust supports young entrepreneurs developing their own business, and funds raised by the event will go to the Trust and Touch charities which the firm has supported in the past. 


Hogan Lovells Counsel Suzanne Rab, said: “The event exceeded our expectations in the level of participation and enthusiasm.  The teams really threw themselves into the tasks.”




Notes to editors


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