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Jungle fever hits fund-raisers

The National Autistic Society is holding its second Captains of Industry challenge which will see various financial services teams compete in a series of physical and mental challenges with the rest of industry to raise money for the charity.

The NAS is hoping to top the £125,000 raised last year.

Fifteen companies have signed up for the challenge, with financial services represented by Bupa, Legal & General and Royal Bank of Scotland.

This year&#39s event will take place on May 22 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London. The theme is Go Wild and the challenge will consist of 10 themed events with names such as Jungle Madness and Wild Wild West.

The challenges, designed to bring out creative, inventive leadership, have already been set but the NAS is keeping the final details close to its chest over what they will include.

Details of the first challenge will arrive in team offices a month before the event. Competing companies will then have a month to nominate a team member to complete the challenge.

Bupa group medical director Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen says: “The Bupa team are training hard for this event. We challenge you all to come and beat us if you dare.

“You are guaranteed a great night out at this event and will discover skills you never knew you had.”

NAS head of corporate fund raising Regina Cox says: “If you think the challenge is just another run-of-the-mill corporate event, you are in for a huge surprise. We have a great range of companies on board this year and competition will be fierce but that just adds to the fun.”

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