North Devon Businesses Invited to Pit Their Wits in Charity Quiz

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By AbsolutePR | Friday, October 29, 2010, 12:22

North Devon businesses are being

encouraged to brush up on their general knowledge in preparation for a

fun-packed charity quiz in support of North Devon Hospice.

Organised by Devon accountancy firm

Simpkins Edwards and sponsored by HSBC, The Really Big Quiz will be held in

North Devon for the first time at The Barnstaple Hotel on 17 November, having proved

highly successful in Exeter where it has run for the past seven years. At the

event, teams from local organisations will be invited to pit their wits against

each other to find the region’s brainiest business. There will also be a raffle

and an auction in aid of the charity, and a buffet meal will be provided from

6.30pm before the quiz begins at 7.30pm.

“We’d like to encourage as many local

business as possible to enter teams,” said Jilly Watson, Partner at Simpkins

Edwards’ Barnstaple office. “It’s for a truly fantastic cause and will be a lot

of fun if our Exeter events have been anything to go by. Whilst everything is

very friendly, there’s nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition and it’s

great to see teams get so involved in the quiz and raising money for charity.

It should be a really good night!”

North Devon Hospice offers free

end-of-life care to individuals and families faced with the impact of a

life-threatening illness. As well as specialist palliative care it also

provides supportive care and complementary therapies to patients, carers and

families throughout North Devon.

 “We are very grateful that the team at

Simpkins Edwards has decided to raise money for the hospice,” said Emma Lowe,

from North Devon Hospice’s fundraising team. “The Really Big Quiz is a great

idea, and by offering a delicious buffet as well as some fantastic items up for

grabs in the raffle and auction, I’m sure that there will be a full house on

the night.”


of our services are provided completely free of charge, but it costs over £3 million

every year to care in this way,” she added. “We are reliant upon the amazing

generosity of the North Devon community, through events such as this, so we

hope that people will support it and help raise lots of money. Every penny

raised will make a real difference to the lives of the patients and families we

care for.”

Local businesses wishing to enter a team

can download an entry form from

or contact Sharon Roberts, the event organiser at Simpkins Edwards, by either


or calling 0844 2579232. Each team may have up to five members and the entry

fee is £50 per team. Prizes are also being sought for the raffle and auction so

if you can help with either of these, please also get in touch with Sharon.



  • Profile image for AbsolutePR

    Hi there.

    Teams may have up to five people maximum. If you're interested in entering we suggest you contact Sharon Roberts (see above) and she will be able to give more details about minimum numbers and answer any other questions.

    Many thanks

    By AbsolutePR at 09:44 on 01/11/10

  • Profile image for Barney_Bloggs

    This is a great idea! Is there a minimum number of people allowed in the teams?

    By Barney_Bloggs at 14:42 on 30/10/10

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