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Leicestershire’s businesses come together to raise thousands at charity quiz

Over 30 Leicestershire businesses attended a charity quiz at Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road Stadium yesterday evening to support Warning Zone, a local charity that teaches children in life skills for staying safe on and offline in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

 

The quiz and curry night, sponsored by Bray & Bray Solicitors, raised almost £6,000 for Warning Zone. The interactive learning centre will use the money to fund the general maintenance and facilities at the charity. Pochin and Next Plc also supported the event, contributing towards the cost of food and raffle prizes for the evening.

 

Amongst those in attendance at the quiz were Handelsbanken, Mattioloi Woods, Glenfield Hospital, Cambridge & Counties, Andrew Granger & Co, Home Start, Menphys and Ideal Marketing Company. After 10 rounds were completed, the winners were named as The Woods (family), with a family team linked to warning Zone picking up the wooden spoon award.

 

“What a great evening! To spend time with our neighbouring businesses whilst raising so much for the cause is fantastic.” explains Kelly Ferguson, a Personal Injury Associate solicitor at Bray & Bray. “We’d like to thank all of the local businesses that came to show their support for the charity.

 

“Around 300 people attended the quiz, far greater numbers than we could have ever imagined. The money raised will help the staff and volunteers improve facilities and continue the invaluable work that they provide to thousands of local children and young people every year.”

 

Warning Zone is located on Frog Island in Leicester city centre.  As part of the project, trained professionals and volunteers educate young people on understanding risks and consequences, peer pressure, anti-social behaviour, grooming, cyber-bullying and more.

 

“We were delighted by the show of support for Warning Zone,” commented Richard Grudgings, Operations Manager at the charity who was also quiz master for the evening. “The quiz was hotly contested and we’d like to thank Bray & Bray, Next Plc and Pochin for their support.”

Bray & Bray, which was established in 1893, employs over 100 people across its four Leicestershire offices. The firm offers a full range of legal services, including personal injury.