A cheque for £8,000 has been presented to the Youth Sport Trust by the organisers of the City Quiz, an annual event which was staged this year at The Alice Bar in London.
The event took place on Wednesday 22 April and saw 220 guests (42 teams of 5) from the insurance sector gather for a great evening involving a quiz, raffle and silent auction. Special thanks to Steve Ferns of BMS Group, David Lyons of AON and Murray Wakefield of Senior Wrights for organising such a fun evening.
Youth Sport Trust Ambassador Gail Emms, an Olympic badminton silver medallist, was the celebrity guest in attendance and she generously auctioned a badminton masterclass with her mixed doubles partner, Nathan Robertson. The event marked the third consecutive year that the City Quiz has donated proceeds from the event to the Youth Sport Trust.
The Youth Sport Trust Director of Fundraising Helen Vost said: "We are delighted to once again be the charity beneficiary of this fun event. As well as raising much needed funds, it helps to raise our profile and the significant role sport has to play in young people's lives - improving health and wellbeing, increasing participation, unlocking potential and developing employability. The money raised this year will support our international work in the Caribbean, providing sports leadership training for disadvantaged young people to improve their life chances."
Special thanks must also go to BMS Group after two employees (Kevin Andrews and Samantha Berry) ran the Virgin Money London Marathon for the Youth Sport Trust on 26 April. The pair raised just under £3,000 and BMS Group match funded £1,000.