STAFF at a Worcester technology firm have been taking part in a charity rap video to raise money for a good cause.

A cameraman put them through their paces in a 'meet the team' song and dance video filmed at Gtech’s headquarters in Warndon.

Around 80 workers donated money to the county’s St Richard’s Hospice, to take part in the project.

Gtech was founded by inventor Nick Grey and manufactures a range of products from cordless vacuum cleaners to electric bicycles.

The firm is also repackaging and donating all Gtech products seen in the video to the charity for auction.

Mr Grey has penned the words to the rap Suck It Up himself and appears in the film as a gangster rapper alongside staff from all departments.

The video, which jokingly disses rivals including Dyson, features a Ducati motorbike in the middle of a busy customer services department.

Nick says: “It was a really fun, creative project.

"The rap does poke gentle fun at other vacuum manufacturers but it’s all done in good humour and for a good cause.

"We wanted to introduce our fantastic team here at Gtech and the staff have been amazing – dancing and singing in the video and providing the backing vocals.

"St Richard’s Hospice offers a wonderful service to this community and it was also a great opportunity to show our support.”

So far £400 has been raised, with this figure set to rise even further as products worth around £1,000 will be donated.

Tricia Cavell, fundraising director at the hospice, added: “We love the Gtech team and their fundraising ideas for St Richard’s.

"They are great on-going supporters of our care and a wonderful example of business supporting their local community.”

The headquarters employ 190 people at the headquarters, which includes a retail area and a test track for trying out Gtech produced bikes.