Forty Norfolk businesses have pitted their wits against each other in a battle of brains to be crowned Pure quiz champions and to raise over £2,000 for East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH).
Over 150 people from businesses across the county took part in the charity quiz night organised by recruitment company Pure Resourcing Solutions at Dunstan Hall. Putting business-focussed brains to one side for the evening, teams of four tested their knowledge on rounds including music, current affairs, history and travel. Norwich-based facilities management company Norse were crowned the champions on the evening (see picture below), with training provider Kaplan Financial in second place and the team from Smithfield Foods in third.
This is the second year the Norwich branch of Pure Resourcing Solutions has staged a charity quiz as part of the company's long-term commitment to raise money for EACH which works with terminally ill children and their families.
The quiz took place on Thursday 10 March, and the team at Pure have now calculated the grand total raised on the evening as £2,000. Joseph O'Sullivan, Norwich Office Manager at Pure Resourcing Solutions, said: "We are delighted with the amount we raised. It was great fun to see Norfolk companies come together for the evening and to engage in some fun and friendly competitive spirit while raising money for a worthy cause. The event has proved so successful that we have now pledged to make it an annual event. Norse may hold top position having been crowned winners this year, but they will have to see if they can retain the position next time!"