Professional recruitment specialists Pure hosted its annual Norwich charity quiz night on Thursday 21st March, bringing local businesses and clients together for a battle of the brains which raised over £2,000 for Age UK Norfolk.
The fun evening, which has become renowned for its playful rivalry between local organisations, saw 27 teams take part to pit their wits against each other and to be crowned 2019 quiz champions. The teams included people from Booja-Booja, Shorthose Russell and Aquaterra Energy Ltd. The overall winners were a team from Norfolk Community Health & Care who were presented with a bottle of Champagne each.
The event, held at the Mercure Hotel in Norwich, also included the annual raffle to help raise further funds. Prizes were donated by local businesses including BrewDog Norwich, Norwich Theatre Royal and Titchwell Manor Hotel. Wensum Tailoring also kindly donated a bespoke suit which raised £400 on the night.
Tom Earl, Director of Pure’s Norwich 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. It’s a fantastic way for local businesses to come together, support a good cause and to have fun at the same time. We are delighted to have been able to raise such a fantastic amount for this charity and the money will go towards providing life-enhancing services and vital support to people in later life. I would like to thank everyone that attended, donated and contributed generously to the event.”
Age UK Norfolk is an independent local charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of life. The charity has over 70 years' experience in supporting older people and their families living in Norfolk and providing services to inspire, enable and support older people. Its relationship with other Age UK charities enables it to share knowledge and expertise but Age UK Norfolk relies on local fundraising to provide its vital services across the county.
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.