Charity Quiz Raises Thousands For Hospice

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By AbsolutePR | Monday, November 29, 2010, 15:48

A Barnstaple quiz hosted by chartered

accountants Simpkins Edwards raised £3,000 for its chosen charity, North Devon

Hospice.

 

More than 30 local businesses competed

in The Really Big Quiz, which was also sponsored by HSBC Bank PLC. It was held

at the Barnstaple Hotel on 17 November having previously taken place in Exeter

for seven years. The winning team was ‘Graham’s Gang’, members of which were

rewarded with a case of champagne as well as a trophy to symbolise their

position as Barnstaple’s brainiest!

 

Money raised from entry fees and

donations was £1,750 but funds from a raffle and auction, as well as an extra

donation by organisers Simpkins Edwards, bought the total to an impressive

£3,000. Highlights from the raffle included a Harrods Hamper and a paintball

game, whilst the auction included a holiday and a hot air balloon ride – all

generously donated by organisations across North Devon.

 

“We’re delighted with the success of the

first Really Big Quiz to be held in North Devon,” said Jilly Watson, Partner at

Simpkins Edwards’ Barnstaple office. “The turn out was fantastic and everyone

dug deep when it came to the raffle and auction. To raise such a huge amount of

money in one evening is a fantastic testament to the generosity of the region’s

business community and we know North Devon Hospice will put every penny to

extremely good use.

 

“We’d like to say well done to Graham’s

Gang and we hope to see them back next year to defend their title!”

 

“North

Devon Hospice is very grateful for all of the hard work and planning which went

into the first ever Really Big Quiz,” added Emma Lowe from North Devon

Hospice’s fundraising team. “The evening was professionally organised and

thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part, it was community fundraising at its

best. The money raised from the evening will ensure we are able to continue

offering our support, for free, to those families and individuals in North

Devon who need it most.”

      

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  • Profile image for violetoblivia

    And well done to Graham's Gang. More familiar faces!

    By violetoblivia at 16:53 on 30/11/10

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  • Profile image for violetoblivia

    I heard about this! I clean at HSBC (recognized Jean in the pic) and I remember one of the members of staff saying they were going to it. Well done all involved!

    By violetoblivia at 16:52 on 30/11/10

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