Solutions Recruitment’ second annual mammoth quiz raised £4,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support taking them to a total of £7663.95.
On Friday 27 February, over 150 people from businesses across the region took part in a fundraising quiz at Newcastle United bar ‘The Terrace’, organised by Solutions Recruitment, in order to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Solutions Recruitment began supporting Macmillan in 2014 and then embarked on their fundraising journey with the Mammoth Quiz. The event was such a success that when the business decision was made by Solutions to continue their support for the charity in 2015, replicating the quiz was a natural choice to make.
Targeted with £10,000 in 2015, the quiz evening itself managed to raise £4,215.76 for the charity. A fantastic achievement and one that was supported by so many amazing organisations across the region. From the individuals that attended the quiz to the multiple organisations that donated gifts for both the raffle and auction, Solutions were overwhelmed by the generosity demonstrated towards their charitable cause.
Speaking of the events success, Solutions Marketing Manager Becky Mortimer commented ‘A lot of work went in to the planning of the evening to make sure those who attended not only supported a very worthy cause, but also enjoyed the event itself. I was just overcome by the positive response we got on the evening and it made all the work worthwhile. I’m so proud to be working with Macmillan again this year, and while we have set ourselves an ambitious target, it is one I am confident we will be able to achieve. We have lots more in the pipeline in terms of fundraising plans so I hope that even more people will get to be a part of what we are trying to achieve.’
The winners of the 2015 quiz night were the 2014 runners up, ‘The Lynch Mob’, a team of industry professionals brought together by Mike Lynch of Mike Lynch Advertising. Mike said of the evening ‘We all thoroughly enjoyed it and raised money for Macmillan which is a great cause.’
With plans underway for their next fundraising event, Solutions are looking forward to taking the next step towards hitting their target of £10,000, all of which will be invested directly within the North East region.
To find out more about fundraising directly for Macmillan Cancer Support, email Fundraising Manager Erin Fairley firstname.lastname@example.org