West Midlands REC holds fundraising event
Hundreds of pounds were raised for worthy causes at a charity quiz night and raffle held by nearly 70 people from the recruitment industry.
Recruitment professionals from across the West Midlands were brought together at the sell out event to raise the money for the charities Help Harry Help Others and Kids Out held at the Metro Bar in Birmingham.
It was the fourth annual quiz and raffle of its kind to be held by the West Midlands Branch of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP).
Event organisers, Susie Ankrett, Regional Director and Philip Delaloye the Regional Chairman of the IRP were delighted that the event was a & lsquo;sell out’.
Generous raffle prizes, which included meals, travel and gift vouchers were kindly donated by Touchwood Shopping Centre, The Village Hotel, TM Lewins, Chiltern Railway, BB Boutique, The Metro Bar and Permanent Solutions Recruitment.
After fierce competition where with 10 rounds of questions including sports, films and music really challenged the teams, Jonathan Lee Recruitment came top of the pack taking home a bottle of champagne and gift vouchers.
Susie Ankrett, said, “It is very rewarding to see members of the local recruitment community get together for a great social evening full of friendly banter and competition. We are extremely grateful to the people who took part in the quiz and raffle draw and particularly to the generosity of those who donated raffle prizes, all of which helped to make the evening such a fantastic success and raise money for 2 worthwhile charities.”
Help Harry Help Others is a charity started by the incredibly brave Harry Moseley. Whilst battling an inoperable brain tumour, Harry was inspired to make a difference to all people with brain cancer. KidsOut is the national charity which provides fun and happiness for children and young people living in difficult and challenging circumstances.
Phil Delaloye was also delighted at the outcome of the event. He said, ““We have to thank all the Recruitment Professionals who attended and also Outsauce who generously sponsored the night. “
Susie added, “This has turned into a very popular annual event so we’re give fair warning that people will need to book early next year so as not to be disappointed.”
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Susie Ankrett, director of Plum Personnel, Phil Delaloye regional chairman for the IRP, Paul Crossley and Kerry Harrell from Outsauce and Anita Holbrow REC director