Lincolnshire Autistic Society has been handed a cheque for more than £900 following a successful quiz night run by local accountancy firm, Moore Thompson.
The firm, which has offices in Spalding, Wisbech and Market Deeping, hosted their annual Charity Fund’s charity quiz night last October, which attracted business leaders and professionals from across the region.
Held in memory of Jenny Nicolson – a much-loved former Tax Manager at Moore Thompson’s Spalding office who passed away in 2016 – the event saw teams compete to be named as the region’s brainiest business.
Jenny was a supporter and the treasurer of Lincolnshire Autistic Society, which is dedicated to building awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and the firm felt that it was right that the cause should benefit from their fundraising.
Janet Corcoran, Secretary of Lincolnshire Autistic Society, recently attended the offices of Moore Thompson to collect the donations from the successful quiz night.
In a letter of thanks to Moore Thompson, she said: “On behalf of all of our members may I say a most sincere thank you for your support of our Society. We are most grateful for the very generous donation raised by the quiz night, which was also a tribute to Jenny who was our treasurer for many years, a huge support and friend.
“The Lincolnshire Autistic Society continues to work throughout the county to support parents and professionals working on a daily basis with autistic children and adults.”
The event also featured a raffle, which included a number of prizes donated by local organisations and businesses which helped to increase the final fundraising total.
Moore Thompson’s Partner and charity fund trustee, Craig Reid said: “We are delighted that so much was raised for Lincolnshire Autistic Society. Jenny was a strong supporter of their cause and so we felt that it was only right that they were chosen as the charity for this year’s quiz. We hope the money raised will help them support people with autism in Lincolnshire.”