Derbyshire Brain Game
PUBLISHED: 11:17 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:38 20 February 2013
In aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care
Derbyshires businesses united to spectacular effect to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care in Derbyshire. A committee of volunteers consisting of representatives from Marie Curie, Derby College, Rolls-Royce and JA Godfrey, together with High Sheriff Alan Woods, Under Sheriff Andrew Cochrane and Lord Lieutenant Willie Tucker, organised the Brain Game event, consisting of dinner and a quiz, at the Roundhouse in October. Two hundred and seventy guests took part on the night, at which Edwina Currie donated her time to be quiz master, Nigel Clough delivered a special round of sporting questions, and James Lewis of Bamfords conducted an auction. Auction prizes included taking ownership of a Mercedes-Benz SLK for the weekend, a VIP tour of East Midlands Airport Air Traffic Control tower and return tickets on Eurostar.
Generous sponsorship, individual donations to the raffle and the auction combined with the event to raise an impressive 27,000 for the county branch of the charity. The victorious team was Bowmer & Kirkland, who defeated 26 other teams including Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Boolers, University of Derby and Pennine Healthcare to take the trophy, which had been kindly donated by Rolls-Royce.