Beaufort Financial quiz is frightfully good

A Hallowe'en-themed charity quiz night was frightfully good when it came to producing a great result for two good causes, including Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

Beaufort Financial (Reading) are fabulous supporters of Ark and St Michael's Hospice, in Basingstoke, and the two charities shared the £1,590 raised at the latest quiz night.

The Tea Bar in London Street, Basingstoke, was the venue for the fundraiser, with 11 teams from various local businesses taking part.

Beaufort Financial director Mark Dolby was once again the quizmaster supremo, ably supported by other members of the team who kept the raffle ticket sales, and scores on the doors, ticking over. 

It was a suitably nail-biting finale with two teams tied for first place, and it was the Smashing Pumpkins, made up of Phillips Solicitors staff and Basingstoke Deane Rotarians, who triumphed.

A team from Lamb Brooks Solicitors also went home with bottles of wine after winning the contest for the best Hallowe'en-themed team name - The Silence of the Lambs.

Mark Dolby said: “Thanks to all the teams who came along to support Beaufort’s latest fundraising event for Ark and St Michael's Hospice - two great charities that the Beaufort team are proud, and pleased, to support.

“Members of the Beaufort team have had fun and have enjoyed getting involved in several Ark-related events since 2015. We are delighted to have had a positive impact in terms of raising funds for, and awareness of, Ark’s £5million appeal and the cancer treatment centre project, and we are glad that this latest quiz night has added to the charity's running total.”

Beaufort Financial, which has clients in Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and the South of England, offers a comprehensive service to clients looking for a personal, bespoke approach to their financial affairs. Their staff have raised tens of thousands of pounds for Ark over the last five years, making a massive difference to the charity's £5m appeal.

Mark Jones, said: “The fabulous team at Beaufort Financial (Reading) are great supporters of the charity, and several of the team have really gone the extra mile, and then some, when it comes to making a difference to Ark and the cancer treatment centre project.”