Charity Quiz Raises Thousands For Hospice
By AbsolutePR | Monday, November 29, 2010, 15:48
A Barnstaple quiz hosted by chartered
(l–r) Jilly Watson (Simpkins Edwards) and Jean Drayton (HSBC Bank PLC) present the cheque from the entry fees and donations to Emma Lowe from North Devon Hospice. The total would eventually reach £3,000 after the raffle and auction had taken place.
The jubilant winning team, Graham’s Gang.
accountants Simpkins Edwards raised £3,000 for its chosen charity, North Devon
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!”
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.”