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Charity Quiz Night A Huge Success

Blandy & Blandy LLP welcomed 23 leading Thames Valley firms to its annual charity quiz night on 6 April.

The event raised a record breaking £4,600 for Blandy & Blandy’s two supported charities, Daisy’s Dream and Reading Samaritans.

Teams representing the following organisations took part on the evening: Barclays, Barton Willmore, BDO, Beaufort Asset Management, Boult Wade Tennant, Boyer Planning, Clydesdale, Crowe Clark Whitehill, Handelsbanken, Harrisons, James Cowper Kreston, Kempton Carr Croft, Lloyds Bank, Moore Stephens, Lichfields, Quantuma, Savills, Turley, Vail Williams, Vale & West and Wilkins Kennedy.

Crowe Clark Whitehill finished in first place, closely followed by James Cowper Kreston and Barclays. The winning team kindly chose to donate their prize of a £100 cheque for charity to Blandy & Blandy’s two chosen charities. 

A charity raffle followed, with prizes kindly donated by Villa Marina, Windsor Racecourse, Malmaison, Valpy Street Bar & Bistro, Chiltern Valley Winery, Revolution, the H: Room, Oliver Bonas, Pret A Manger, Teamsport Karting and others.

Chairman Brenda Long said: “Thank you to the 23 firms who joined us for a highly enjoyable evening. I’m delighted we yet again exceeded last year’s total with an amazing £4,600 raised, which will be going to two great causes.” 

Daisy’s Dream’s Gill Stevens commented: “What an amazing amount to raise.. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved for all the hard work that went into hosting a great evening.”

Daisy’s Dream, awarded a Queen’s Award in 2013, provides support to children, young people and their families affected by bereavement or life-limiting illness. The charity’s team of qualified, professional family workers deliver free, needs-led one-to-one and group advice, counselling and support.

Reading Samaritans’ Sophie Walters added: “What a fantastic result! We are so grateful for Blandy & Blandy’s continued support.”

Reading Samaritans is an independent branch affiliated to the national Samaritans charity and relies heavily on its 150 volunteers. The branch fields in the region of 40,000 calls annually, of the 5.1 million the charity receives nationally.