Quiz night marks start of Bury St Edmunds firm’s year of fund-raising

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Bury St Edmunds-based Frames Conservatories Direct held its first charity event in aid of West Suffolk Hospital’s Rainbow Ward on Friday.

The quiz night, hosted at Bury Rugby Club, attracted 26 teams and raised £1,345 towards the company’s target of £12,000 by the year end, which will pay for four portable cardiac scanners.

Adrian Lewis, FCD managing director, said: “This was our first event for the Rainbow Appeal so we wanted it to go well. We couldn’t have been happier with the amount of people who entered – it was standing room only at the end.

“Everybody was in good spirits on the night and generously gave their support by entering a team and buying raffle tickets.

“We boosted funds on the night by charging teams £5 to use a joker on their best round and auctioning off a signed rugby shirt which was kindly donated by the Rugby Club.”

The Rugby Club also donated 10 per cent of its bar takings on the night to the appeal.

Sally Daniels, fund-raising officer for the West Suffolk Hospital Charity, said: “It was a really fun evening and lovely to see so many people there.

“Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the quiz night, especially all those connected to Frames Conservatories Direct for their hard work.”

The company has a number of other fund-raising events planned throughout the year, including its ‘walk to the end of the world to save a child’s life’ walking challenge.

Participants are encouraged to get sponsored for the number of steps they take during a day, week, month or year.

Registrants will be equipped with a pedometer to track the distance they walk and will be able to log their steps and the amount they get sponsored via a simple weekly online form.

To register for the walk, call Julie or Steve on 01284 700456 or visit www.fcd-home.co.uk/walk