REED Quiz Night boost for charity

The team at REED Accountancy Basingstoke are celebrating the success of a fundraising quiz night that pulled in the pounds for their charity of the year.


Thirteen teams from local businesses and organisations supported the event which raised money for Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5million appeal that is helping to fund a trailblazing new cancer treatment centre.


Audleys Wood Hotel, in Basingstoke, was the venue for the charity quiz night which raised £1,280 – and the added bonus is the donation has been doubled as it has been put through Greenham Common Trust’s findmeagrant match-funding programme.


David Marchant, business manager of REED Accountancy Basingstoke, said: “Ark Cancer Centre Charity is a local good cause that we are pleased and proud to support.


“We are delighted that this first event in our fundraising campaign went so well, and we would like to thank all of the companies and organisations who entered a team, as well as the 22 companies and individuals who donated raffle prizes.


“I would also like to thank the members of my team who put in a lot of hard work organising the quiz night. We are all pleased with the result, and are looking forward to supporting the charity in other ways during this year.”


A special golden raffle prize of a private box at the Royal Albert Hall for a Cirque Du Soleil show was donated by James Reed, the chairman of REED Group.


The winning team at the quiz night, whose members each received an individual prize, came from the Automobile Association, based on Basing View.


Mark Jones, Ark Cancer Centre Charity director of fundraising and communications, said: "The charity is delighted to have the support of the REED Basingstoke team, and the quiz night was a great way to launch their fundraising.


“It was a fun evening and thanks go to everyone who supported the event. It was great to raise awareness of the charity and cancer treatment centre project as well as funds.”


REED Accountancy has a high-profile network of more than 70 branches across the UK and has helped thousands of candidates to find the best career moves.


As a specialist market-leading consultancy, REED Accountancy recruits top-quality accountants for commerce, practice and the public sector. The company is one of the best-known, trusted and strongest recruitment brands in the accountancy sector.


Picture: David Marchant, third left, and his REED Accountancy & Business Support Basingstoke team, who organised the quiz night in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity