Monday, 19 September 2011

Quiz brings charity cash

Business professionals from across Shropshire put their general knowledge to the test to help raise almost £1,000 for local charities. The quiz was organised by the Shropshire and Mid Wales branch of the Institute of Legal Executives and the Shrewsbury Young Professionals group, and around 125 people took part.

Organiser Sophie Davies is the vice-chairman and treasurer of the ILEX branch, and she's one of our senior legal assistants.

"We wanted to raise cash for local organisations and invited all local law firms and other local businesses to attend, and we were delighted with the response we had," she said.

The event was held at The Lord Hill Hotel, in Shrewsbury, and the money raised will be split between Severn Hospice and the Midlands Air Ambulance.

"We had great support from all kinds of businesses, including Martin-Kaye Solicitors, who kindly donated £100 - half of which will go to the charity total, and half paid for a pamper spa day for two at the Albrighton Hall Hotel, which was our top raffle prize."

Pic: Martin-Kaye senior legal assistant Sophie Davies, who helped to organise the quiz