The Really Big Quiz
PUBLISHED: 12:52 17 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:23 20 February 2013
Local businesses came together at a quiz hosted by Exeter-based chartered accountants Simpkins Edwards which raised over £3,600 for the Lord Mayor's charity – Wonford and St Paul's Youth and Community Project.
Local businesses came together at a quiz hosted by Exeter-based chartered accountants Simpkins Edwards which raised over 3,600 for the Lord Mayors charity Wonford and St Pauls Youth and Community Project.
47 businesses competed in the eighth annual Really Big Quiz, which was held at the Corn Exchange in Exeter on 11 May. This annual event has now raised almost 30,000 for Mayoral charities since 2004. The winning team was from Enzo Life Sciences (UK) Ltd, members of which were rewarded with a case of champagne as well as a trophy to symbolise their position as Exeters brainiest! It was the second success for the company, having also won the trophy in 2007.
The money was raised from entry fees as well as a raffle and an auction, which included signed Exeter City and Exeter Chiefs shirts, a cricket bat and ball signed by Ian Botham and a bottle of Louis Latour 1988 Corton Grancey Grand Cru, worth 400 all generously donated by businesses across Exeter. It will be given to the Wonford and St Pauls Youth and Community Project to help fund a community building and affordable housing on the site of the old St Pauls Church in Wonford. The charity also aims to pay for an additional youth worker in the Wonford area of Exeter, which is recognised as being one of the areas of the city most in need of help and support services for residents.
Were delighted with the turn out and generosity of Exeters business community, said John Coombs, Partner at Simpkins Edwards Exeter office. Its fair to say there was some healthy competition in the room but a fun night was had by all and, most importantly, we raised plenty of money for a fantastic local cause.
Wed like to say well done to Enzo Life Sciences and we hope to see them back next year to defend their title!
Marcel Choules, the Lord Mayor of Exeter, whose team came 16th overall, added: The Really Big Quiz was a tremendous success so many people entered and it was enjoyed by all. An amazing amount was raised for the charity and I would like to thank Simpkins Edwards for all they have done in raising The Wonford and St Pauls Youth and Community Projects profile. It will help to keep the youth worker employed for at least three years.
Once again a big thank you to everyone involved I will definitely be entering a team again next year!