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As part of the Leeds Mencap Apprentice Challenge, homemade buns are to be sold at the office and staff are going to carry out a sponsored silence in which everyone in the company will be designated a two hour timeslot that they must remain silent for, and have no verbal communication.

Sarah Shaw, managing director of Ethica, said, “We are choosing to support a charity that has a significant positive impact on families in our local community. Our sponsored silence aims to demonstrate how much we take the gift of speech and communication for granted.”

As well as selling cupcakes and becoming mute, two staff members from Ethica and Easypay are challenging themselves to climb the death defying three peaks.

Ethica’s Penny Hutton is to endure the 12 mile Snowden hike this coming weekend whilst Mandy Norfolk of Easypay Services will brave Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. Mandy will be attempting Ben Nevis the highest mountain in the British Isles, next week.

Amanda Hobson, managing director of Easypay stated, “By raising money and increasing awareness of this worthy charity, more families get to benefit from the support provided by Leeds Mencap, helping them to remain positive in their life long journey of living with learning disabilities.”

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