Rivals swoop to 'hijack' charity shop.
The new Forget Me Not Children's Hospice shop at Cross Church Street in Huddersfield will be taken over by staff from Cleckheaton-based employment law and safety management business Howarths - who will divide into two teams and compete head-to-head in an Apprentice-style battle to raise as much money as they can for the charity.
The firm's marketing team will go first in the "Highstreet Hijack" and take full control of the shop tomorrow.
The team members will use their creative skills to drum up business and achieve the highest sales of clothing, homeware, children's toys and many other items on offer.
Howarths' legal team will use their powers of persuasion the following Saturday - May 24 - in a battle to generate more sales than the marketing team.
Tracey Craven, Howarths business development director, said the staff at Howarths would be delighted to welcome shoppers to the store to show their support for the charity, and added: "Who knows, you may just find yourself a little gem up for sale!" The hospice, based at Brackenhall, has to raise PS2.8m each year to continue to provide the care and support for children and families.
To donate any unwanted items that Howarths staff can sell in the shop contact Justine Egan on 01274 864999.
Howarths employment law and safety managers are to take over a Forget Me Not Hospice shop in Huddersfield