Lord Alan Sugar has set members of Chigwell and Hainault United Synagogue a very special Apprentice challenge this weekend. He has challenged members of the community to match the £600,000 donation he and his family have made to the shul as part of a £1.2m project to raise vital funds for Chigwell and Hainault Synagogue.

Lord Sugar, a member of Chigwell and Hainault, and fellow community members have appeared in a special film released ahead of this weekend’s fundraising challenge. The video sees two teams from the community competing to come up with novel fundraising ideas for the shul in order to match the Sugar family donation.

Lindsay Shure, Chair of Chigwell and Hainault Synagogue, said: “We are delighted to share our very special fundraising video with the community and we’re very grateful to Lord Sugar for taking part and to him and his family for their extremely generous gift. But behind the entertaining film is a serious message: we have a huge amount to raise to transform our community for the coming decades and we need all our members to play their part. We have managed to secure a number of significant donations already and we’re asking the community to be as generous as they can this weekend.”

The film can be watched at: https://youtu.be/cqO-rgK-MsU