A charity quiz night hosted by law firm Blandy & Blandy has raised over £5,000 for the firm’s adopted charities, Reading-based Berkshire Women’s Aid and The Cowshed, located in Wokingham.
The event welcomed other leading firms and businesses based in the Thames Valley. The winning team was audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, who received prizes alongside their trophies.
Alongside the quiz, there was a popular raffle, with prizes very kindly donated by the likes of Sara Batting Estate Agents, Orwells Restaurant, Stanlake Park Wine Estate, Veeno – Italian Wine Bar, The Relais Henley, Burghfield Spices, Henry Street Garden Centre, Bucklebury Farm Park, TimeTrap Escape Rooms Reading, Sonning Flowers, Siren Craft Brew and Newbury Racecourse.
Rebecca Mole, Fundraising Manager at The Cowshed, said: “We had such a great evening – it was just wonderful to see so many people turn out to support Blandy & Blandy’s fundraising event. As a rapidly growing charity, we rely heavily on the support of the community and local businesses and are just thrilled at how successful the evening was! A big thank you from The Cowshed – this fundraising support helps us continue to support those in need across Berkshire.”
Alix Simpson, Chief Executive at BWA, commented: “The Blandy & Blandy quiz night, supporting our charities, was a wonderful evening. It was full of fun, good food, great people and generosity, with an incredible amount of money raised to help some of the most isolated members of our local community, who need a bit of extra support to move forward positively in their lives… And this fundraised money will enable us to do exactly that and reach more people affected by domestic abuse. Thank you to everyone and to Blandy & Blandy.”
Blandy & Blandy’s Chairman and partner Nick Burrows said: “We were delighted to be able to get together with so many of our professional colleagues from across the Thames Valley and to have raised over £5,000 for out two fantastic local charities. Our thanks go to all those who contributed by taking tables, buying raffle tickets and donated prizes.”