Scape’s battle of the brains helps children’s charity grant wishes

G F Tomlinson winning quiz team

G F Tomlinson winning quiz team

A quiz night hosted by Nottingham-based Scape has raised more than £1,900 for the charity When You Wish Upon A Star, which helps children with life threatening illnesses.

Scape is an organisation owned by six East Midlands local authorities which saves its public sector clients money on their construction projects. It was joined by many of its regional business partners who, including Scape, formed fifteen teams that battled it out for the title of Scape Quiz Champions.

The event was staged at Nottingham’s Fat Cat bar and is the latest in a programme of fund-raising events to raise money for Scape’s chosen charity for 2013.

Scape’s chief executive Mark Robinson said: “It was an excellent night and we are very grateful for the fantastic support from our business partners.

“Scape supports a charity each year and we give a lot of thought to the cause we support. We have had a great response to this year’s fundraising events which hopefully will make a real difference to the lives of some brave young people,” said Mark.

Putting their brain power to the test were teams from Scape’s framework partners including G F Tomlinson, Kier, Willmott Dixon, Wates, Faithful+Gould, Ashe, Mansell, Robert Woodhead, Morgan Sindall, Pick Everard, J Tomlison and PR company Cartwright Communications and design, branding and marketing agency Rizk McCay.

After a tough night of brain teasing questions across a range of subjects it was the team from construction contractors G F Tomlinson who emerged victorious.

G F Tomlinson framework director Nick Banks attended the evening with his colleagues.

He said: “It was a great night for everyone involved and our team were particularly pleased to win and show off their IQs to the other Scape partners. More than anything it was a fantastic cause to support and we hope the charity is able to help even more sick children with the funds raised.”

When You Wish Upon a Star started in 1990 with the aim of granting wishes to children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. These can range from trips to Disneyland in Florida or Paris, to meeting favourite pop stars or sporting heroes, or simply receiving a favourite toy or book.

Maggie Falconer, East Midlands regional fundraiser for the charity, said: “We’d like to thank Scape and its partners for hosting such an enormously successful evening and for the huge amount of money which was raised.

“Scape’s efforts are helping to raise the profile of our charity and give a boost to the lives of so many young people.

“The funding that was raised on the day will go towards our Lapland trip in December when we take up to 100 children from the East Midlands to meet Father Christmas.

“This is a truly magical trip not just for the children but also for the parents to see their little boy or girl smiling with their rosy cheeks and red noses and having such fun in the snow.

“It costs the charity £900 for each child and guardian/parent so we are very grateful for the help and support we receive from Scape.”