Sheffield students take part in challenge

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Sheffield University students are competing in an Apprentice-style challenge this month – and even Lord Sugar would be impressed.

That’s because the scholars are doing it to raise funds for The Children’s Society, which helps children in poverty.

Two teams, the ‘Bright Sparks’ and ‘Team Suave,’ will take over the society’s Middlewood Road shop in Hillsborough for the day and be responsible for everything including stock, marketing, fundraising and customer service.

The teams will be assessed on their entrepreneurial skills throughout the challenge and the team to sell the most stock will be pronounced the winner.

In the lead up to the challenge, the teams are canvassing support and fundraising across Sheffield University campus to rally shoppers for the next challenge day, this Friday, April 26.

Shoppers who visit the store during the challenge will have fun activities to get involved in.

Shop manager Christine Newbould thanked the students for their fundraising efforts.

He said: “The students are very engaged with our cause to tackle child poverty and neglect.

“We hope the best team wins.”