Our Charity Quiz Night raises £890

Posted on February 15, 2010 | News

A big thank you to all the colleagues and business people who made our annual charity quiz night such a successful event yet again.

Thanks to your generosity we raised £890 for two charities which are making a real difference to the lives of people here in Cumbria – the Great North Air Ambulance and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Over the years we have built up close links with these worthy causes and we are delighted that each will now receive a cheque for £445 from Russell Armer Homes.

Our annual quiz night with pie-and-pea supper has become a popular and well-supported event on the Cumbrian charity calendar. Now into its ninth year, the quiz night usually takes place in November but the severe wintry weather forced us to postpone the 2009 quiz until this month.

Despite the delay, the night was still extremely well supported. Some 22 teams of Russell Armer colleagues and local business people travelled from across the county to Kendal Rugby Club to take part. First-timers the Furness Building Society were delighted to collect the winning trophy.

Russell Armer managing director Martyn Nicholson said a great time was enjoyed by everybody who took part. “The Great North Air Ambulance and Macmillan Cancer Support are two very different charities doing some fantastic work in the county. They inspire our staff to get behind them, and we try to help them out with funding the best we can.”

Weather permitting, the 10th Russell Armer Homes charity quiz night will take place this November.