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On Friday evening 24 March 2017, Headway Salisbury & South Wiltshire’s Annual Quiz & Pizza Night took place at St Johns Place, Lower Bermerton welcoming charity supporters from across the county.
Building on last year’s successful event, the event was well attended by businesses ranging from local accountants Fawcetts (and reigning quiz champions!) to the nationally recognised Case Management & Rehab providers Independent Living Solutions (ILS). In addition to that Headway were delighted to welcome the charity’s newly formed Young Adults Group whose very own service user, Ash, delighted the audience with a lovely presentation with the help of her support worker about the kinds of activities the group are involved in. To everyone at the event, it proved a perfect example of how their generous donations can be used to support one of the charity’s services.
During the course of the evening guests enjoyed speeches delivered by the charity’s Chairman and Novum Director, Neil Elliott, as well as (unrivalled) bar service from Novum’s Josh Hughes and Hyphen Law’s Tom Hall. With the drinks flowing and quiz rounds testing even the brightest of minds, it was our old friend ‘Papa John’ who delivered an enormous array of pizzas for everyone to refuel at the interval.
Ultimately, ILS were announced as runaway winners of the quiz taking the crown from 2016 champions, Fawcetts, and thereby helping themselves to an enviable amount of chocolate that was sportingly shared amongst the guests.
As the photographs show, the charity’s annual quiz has become a much loved staple in the Headway Salisbury & South Wiltshire calendar and one which Novum Law are delighted to support each year. Whilst the pennies are still being counted, vital funds will undoubtedly have been raised for those living with acquired brain injury as well as those who dedicate their lives to support them. In what are testing times for the charity (and many small charities) with core funding reduced more and more, it is only with the commitment of the charity’s volunteers and staff that successful and genuinely enjoyable events like these can be organised. Beyond that, it is of course the support of local businesses, organisations and individuals that allows the charity to continue to provide much needed support to those who need it most.
I hope you can join us next year for what’s likely to be another fantastic event