Over 150 people from companies across Suffolk and Essex took part in a battle to be crowned the brainiest business at Pure Resourcing Solutions annual charity quiz in Ipswich and raised over £1,700 for East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH).
Twenty five businesses took part in the fundraising event held at the Novotel Hotel in Ipswich on Thursday evening (23 February). Some companies, including Servest from Bury St Edmunds, even entered a couple of teams to double its chances of winning.
The result was a definite air of competitive spirit as over 30 teams of five went head-to-head to test their knowledge on subjects including sport, history, music and current affairs.
This is the fifth year the Ipswich branch of recruitment specialists Pure Resourcing Solutions has organised the quiz night to bring local businesses together in aid of a worthy cause. Patsy Johnson from EACH attended the event to show a video about the charity's work on the Treehouse Appeal to build and equip a new children's hospice in Ipswich, and to thank Pure Resourcing Solutions for its ongoing support over the last 10 years.
There was all to play for as over the last four years the quiz had always been won by the same two teams. But with neither company able to take part this year, and a range of organisations including Caring Homes from Colchester taking part for the first time, the contested crown was open for the taking.
After nine hard fought rounds the team from Aldeburgh Music notched up the most correct answers to be crowned the 2012 quiz champions. The team was made up of Terry Comer, Sharron Goddard, Rachel Tompkins, Harry Young and Nick Thorpe.
The victors were presented with a bottle of champagne by Paul Sheldrake from Pure Resourcing Solutions and Patsy Johnson from EACH.