After an inspirational meeting last week, we are extremely excited to announce that The Welcome Centre, a vital foodbank based in Huddersfield, is our chosen Charity of the Year for 2018/19.
Sheards Accountants have announced that their annual quiz night, held on Thursday 18th October, raised a fantastic total of £800.
Following the news of their chosen charity of the Year for 2018/19, all funds raised will go to The Welcome Centre, the largest foodbank in Kirklees, based in Huddersfield.
Once again guests were entertained by the legendary quiz master, Kevin Sanders, who tested the sold-out audience with fun-filled questions about general knowledge. He also added some multiple choice questions and a bingo style quiz.
Alongside the fun quiz, there was a raffle to help raise money for The Welcome Centre, with prizes kindly donated from local businesses and staff, to whom they are most grateful too.
Over the years, Sheards have carried out a range of activities, including various business events, quiz nights and seasonal dinner’s, in order to raise money for their chosen charity each year.
Their events over the past 18 months have raised an impressive total of £14,083 which is a record fundraising total for Sheards.
Kevin Winterburn, Director of Sheards Accountants commented:
‘The event was a sell out and we saw plenty of teams from local businesses, many of whom now attend each year and helped to make this year’s event an even bigger success. We have more events coming up to help raise more funds for The Welcome Centre, including our Bonfire Bake Off and the Curry Night next year.’’
Emma Greenough of The Welcome Centre said: ‘2018 has been a challenging year for The Welcome Centre, with a 30% increase in demand for the food bank services. This demand means that we need the support of the business community more than ever so that we can continue giving nutritious and filling food parcels to last seven days. Being chosen by Sheards as their Charity of the Year means a lot to us. Their first donation following the quiz night of £800 will enable us to provide 16 families with enough food to last a week. That's the equivalent of nearly 1300 meals of food.’