Professional recruitment specialists Pure hosted its annual Ipswich charity quiz night on Thursday 14th March, bringing local businesses and clients together for a battle of the brains which raised over £2000 for Inspire Suffolk, a charity which supports local young people to overcome challenges they are facing and into positive next steps in work or education.
The fun evening, which has become renowned for its playful rivalry between local organisations, saw 30 teams take part to pit their wits against each other and to be crowned 2019 quiz champions. The teams included people from Notcutts, Grant Thornton and MLM. The overall winners were a team from Bates, Wells & Braithwaite who were presented with a bottle of Champagne each.
The event, held at the Novotel Hotel in Ipswich, also included the annual raffle to help raise further funds. Prizes were donated by local businesses including Forage Cookery School, New Wolsey Theatre, Greene King, Greater Anglia, Five Lakes Resort and The Chestnut Group.
Paul Sheldrake, Business Director at Pure’s Ipswich office, said: “Our annual charity quiz is one of the main fundraising activities we hold as part of our commitment to supporting and taking part in the communities that surround us. The friendly competition between local businesses makes the event a lot of fun and I’d like to thank everyone who attended, donated and contributed to the event. We are delighted to have been able to raise such a fantastic amount for this charity which we have developed strong connections with. Last year, our Ipswich office team spent a day volunteering at Inspire Suffolk, helping to transform the sports equipment storage area. We got to find out more about the amazing support the charity delivers and we are proud to raise funds which will help them to continue providing these valuable services.”
Inspire Suffolk is a charity dedicated to supporting young people across Suffolk and North Essex onto a positive future. Each day, they work at the forefront of helping young people to overcome the challenges they face, including mental health and confidence issues, and lead them into employment and further training. They provide life-changing personal development programmes and motivational education courses for young people to build confidence and provide opportunities to stay active and engaged in positive activities.
The funds raised were secured through the entry fee for each team, with the full amount being donated to the charity, and through the raffle of prizes donated by local organisations.
Since 2002, over 30 different charities have now benefited from a share of £157,526.61 raised by Pure. To find out more click here.