Birmingham professionals raised more than £2,000 for two local charities in a Charity Quiz Night organised by Colmore Business District.
A total of £2,460 was raised for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) and the Rape & Sexual Violence Project (RSVP) at the event, which was hosted by thestudio on March 13, 2014.
The Charity Quiz Night used the innovative SpeedQuizzing software, a smartphone quiz, delivered by quizmaster, Stoo Pittaway, from Box Entertainment. The event had 20 participating companies from the business district, with Berrymans Lace Mawer taking the winning prize.
The event, which was CBD’s third charity quiz night, proved to be as popular as the previous quiz nights as CBD events & communications manager, Tahreen Kutub said: “Our quiz nights have always proved popular and this event was no exception. The amount that has been raised by our businesses for two very worthwhile causes is fantastic and we aim to hold many more fundraising events over CBD’s next first year term.”
Alison Taylor, chief executive of CLDF, said: “It’s wonderful to receive the support of local business in this way. The money raised will enable us to continue to provide that vital first response to families – both in the local area and around the country – who receive the shattering diagnosis of liver disease in their child.”
The amount raised on the night will help RSVP’s aim to reduce its current six-month waiting list for counselling support. Lisa Thompson, chief executive of RSVP, said: “The recent sexual abuse cases appearing in the media have been one of the contributing factors to the larger number of people needing RSVP counselling. We are grateful for the support from CBD and the participating businesses, which will help us towards achieving our aim of reducing the waiting list.”
Raffle prizes were kindly donated by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Chung Ying Central, Delta Force Paintball, The Drop Forge, The Glee Club, SACO Birmingham and Town Hall Symphony Hall.
Pictures by Daniel Graves