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Charity news 17.04.18


Pure hosted its annual Norwich charity quiz night, bringing local businesses and clients together for a battle of the brains which raised £2,483 for dementia support charity the Alzheimer’s Society.

The evening, which has become renowned for its playful rivalry between local organisations, saw 25 teams take part to pit their wits against each other. The teams included people from BDO, Grant Thornton and Kettle Foods. The overall winners were a team from Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust who were presented with bottles of champagne. 

The event, held at the Sprowston Manor Hotel on Thursday 29th March, also included a raffle, with prizes donated by local businesses to help raise further funds.

Joseph O’Sullivan, senior manager at Pure’s Norwich office, said, “This was our ninth annual charity quiz night in Norwich and it was once again a fantastic success. The friendly competition between local businesses makes the event a lot of fun, and the title of our annual Quiz Champions really is becoming quite coveted now! I would like to thank everyone who attended, donated and contributed to the event. We are delighted to have to have been able to raise such an excellent amount, and to have had some of the volunteers from the Alzheimer’s Society with us on the night to tell us more about how this money will be used to support people in the local community.”

The Alzheimer’s Society is a dementia support charity which provides a range of services including the running of dementia cafes. It currently supports over 40,000 people affected by dementia and it is also the only UK charity investing in research into dementia care, cause and prevention. It has committed to spending £150 million on cutting edge research over the next decade.

The funds raised were secured through the entry fee for each team, with the full amount being donated to the charity, and through the raffle of prizes donated by local organisations. Pure is committed to continuing to support its charity partners across the region. This includes £2,700 raised for Norfolk’s cancer charity The Big C at last year’s Norwich quiz night.

Morgan McKinley UK

Morgan McKinley UK has rallied support internally and amongst its client base and partner network to donate over 500 chocolate Easter eggs to those less fortunate.

Altogether, the #500Eggs campaign and Easter day raised the equivalent of £2,000 - another significant contribution towards the Morgan McKinley Million, Morgan McKinley’s ongoing CSR initiative. The 525 eggs were taken to two charities based across London and Guildford, bringing chocolatey cheer to two deserving causes: Ronald McDonald House and The Halow Project.

Further to the donation of chocolate Easter eggs, Morgan McKinley held an Easter themed day which included an egg and spoon race and a bake sale, with all contributions going to the chosen charities.

Morgan McKinley’s HR business partner, Ella Justin-French, said, “We are overwhelmed by the support for this initiative and are happy to have been able to make this donation to Ronald McDonald House and The Halow Project as a result. As part of our corporate social responsibility programme we strive to give back to the various communities in which we work and live, improving the lives of others. As an organisation, our ‘Morgan McKinley Million’ initiative was set up in 2016 with the aim of contributing the equivalent of one million euros to good causes across the world and this event has brought us even closer to reaching that goal.”

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