Marie Curie 2019 Derbyshire fundraiser
PUBLISHED: 00:00 19 December 2019
Members of Derbyshire's business community took up the quiz challenge again this year, raising an outstanding £43,000 for Marie Curie.
Derbyshire Brain Game
Marie Curie offer care and support through terminal illness
Tables set for this year's Brain Game held at Derby's Roundhouse
The Brain Game trophy
Derbyshire Brain Game Committee Chairman Carol Price
Smiles from the Marie Curie team
Philip Milburn, Hayley Bradley, Sam Dagnall, Angela Jones and Steve Haseldine
Master Nick Britten and adjudicator Gayle Burbridge
Lord-Lieutenant Willie Tucker and his wife Jill
Rob and Jo Ewart
Derbyshire Marie Curie patron Brian Ashby and Sandra Holmes
Mark and Evelyn Bielby
Derbyshire's High Sheriff William Burlington and Lord-Lieutenant Willie Tucker
Some of the Bowmer and Kirkland team members
This equates to 2,150 hours of dedicated nursing care and support for the terminally ill in Derbyshire. In a tribute to Lord-Lieutenant Willie Tucker, who together with Alan Woods started the event eight years ago, it was noted that it had so far raised £293,000.
For the seventh year Bowmer and Kirkland were the event's main sponsors and the competitors were fuelled by an excellent meal from Red Olive Catering. It was a close-run competition with Boxall, Brown & Jones in third place and an exciting tie-break for first between Bowmer and Kirkland and Flint Bishop LLP. Bowmer and Kirkland proved more adept at matching US capital cities to their states and took the trophy.
Quiz host Nick Britten and auctioneer Stephen Salloway ensured proceedings ran smoothly, with kindly donated auction and raffle prizes, while Clinical Nurse Manager Coreen Astle related a moving reminder of the purpose behind the evening.
Next year's event is set for 8th October - to take part email firstname.lastname@example.org. For Marie Curie, go to mariecurie.org.uk