Staff at Plymouth Community Homes (PCH) held a charity quiz night at Manadon Sports and Community Hub on Friday evening to raise money for our Charity of the Year, the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association).
We are delighted to announce that a total of £1,299.30 has been raised for the volunteer-run Plymouth branch, to ensure that any funds raised can be used to help people in the region.
An abundance of tickets for the quiz and the raffle were sold to staff, contractors and their friends and families to help raise extra funds for the charity.
PCH teamed up with the MND Association in April 2023 for 12 months of charity fundraising in memory of a much-missed and popular staff member, Lisa Goodman. Staff chose to nominate the association as its Charity of the Year for 2023 with the cause being especially close to their hearts after Lisa, a long-standing member of staff at PCH, sadly passed away from the disease last year.
In April 2023, over 10 members of staff joined a Charity Steering Group to help organise events and raise more funds for the charity. The members of the group have been instrumental in raising much needed funds for the Plymouth branch of MND Association over the last 10 months, giving up their spare time on evenings and weekends to help support the events.
There were 10 teams of six filling the function room at Manadon Sports and Community Hub, and the quizzers enjoyed a pasty and refreshment break halfway through the quiz.
The winning team were presented with a trophy and certificates, and the team who came in last place were given a wooden spoon to mark their efforts.
Rebecca Hocking, Communications Officer at Plymouth Community Homes and Charity Steering Group member, said: “I would like to thank everyone involved in organising and attending the quiz, raising important funds for a charity supporting so many individuals and their families in our city and beyond.
“It was a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness about Motor Neurone Disease Association, and to allow staff, contractors, families and friends to gather for an evening of quizzing and laughter.”
Helen Mackie, Regional Fundraiser at the Motor Neurone Disease Association, added: “Thank you very much to everyone who took part in the fundraising quiz for the MND Association Plymouth Group.
"Plymouth Community Homes staff and community have yet again shown they are a winning team and have shown exceptional support for local families affected by motor neurone disease.
"All the fundraising from the quiz is going to continue to make a massive difference to ensure that no one in Plymouth and the wider area has to face MND alone."
With special thanks to:
- The PCH Charity Steering Group for their support throughout the quiz
- Manadon Sports and Community Hub for their hospitality and for allowing us to use their facilities
- Staff, contractors and businesses who donated prizes for the raffle
PCH is continuing to raise money for the MND Association through a variety of events, sharing updates about the fundraising efforts of staff on the website and through social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. An update with a total of the funds raised during the year will be shared in the coming months.