We’re sending out invitations, collecting raffle prices and generally making preparations for our Annual Charity Quiz.
It’s taking place on Thursday 18 January and we’re inviting teams of four to come along and try to win the Meade King Quizzing Crown*.
We’re doing this to help raise money for our Charity of the Year, Children’s Hospice South West. We voted them as our 2017 charity early this year and we’ve had a really busy year fundraising for them.
We’ve done some really energetic things like dragon boat racing (badly... we came last...), the Bristol 10K and running through mud and sliding into lakes in the Monster Race.
We’ve also done some more sedate fundraising like cake sales, bake offs, dress down days and raffles at our Networking Breakfasts. Our latest idea was a Whose Pet is Whose? competition, with 15 lovely pets, including cows, chicken, a bunny, a horse, loads of cats and a few dogs.
A team of five of our staff visited Charlton Farm back in July for a volunteering day. We bought some wood preserver and took it to weatherproof the outdoor furniture so the families had a nice space outside to sit once the weather changed.
We had a tour around the hospice and saw what a fantastic place it was not only for the children being cared for, but also for the parents and siblings. It really showed us how important it was to raise as much money as possible so they can continue to support families in such a positive way.
If you’d like to help us to raise more money for this important charity and book at team at our charity quiz, contact Sue Richardson for more information or call 0117 926 4121.
We’re all excited to see how much we’ve raised throughout the year to help a great charity.
*There isn’t actually a Meade King Crown.