For the sixth year in a row Businesses from across Torbay, Teignbridge and Exeter again came together for leading Devon law firm Kitsons Christmas Quiz held at the Palace Hotel Torquay on Wednesday 30th November. This year the Quiz raised £1000 for CHAD (Community for Handicapped and Disabled) at Jasmyn House.
100 local professionals competed for the coveted trophy. Teams were entered by accountants; Francis Clark, Bishop Fleming, Darnells and Peplows, bankers; Santander, HSBC and Lloyds Bank, property agents; Bettesworths and Waycotts, plus representatives from; Pavey Group, Croft Surveyors, Charles Royle, Herald Express, and Country Bus.
Kitsons Managing Partner, James Cross opened the evening’s proceedings with a warm welcome and a special mention thanks for the many prizes that had been generously donated to the raffle, including meal vouchers courtesy of The Riverford Field Kitchen, The Babbacombe Inn and Three Degrees West, signed shirts and tickets from Exeter Chiefs, Torquay United Football Club, Exeter City FC and Exeter Underground Passages, afternoon tea for two at The Palace Hotel, a slot car racing set from Carrs Ferrari, cupcakes from Daisy Cakes and a treatment voucher from Rococo Beauty Salon in Torquay.
Following eight taxing rounds, the winners of the impressive 2016 Kitsons Christmas Quiz trophy were accountants Peplows and their side ‘Team Peplows’, closely followed by Lloyds Bank and their team the ‘Dark Horses’ who finished just two points behind. In last place were ‘Quiz Team Aguilera’ made up of staff from Francis Clark who were presented with a consolatory wooden spoon.
James Cross, Managing Partner at Kitsons said:
“The turnout from local businesses was excellent and the Quiz was one again a success! It’s fair to say there was some healthy competition throughout the rounds but an enjoyable evening was had by all and, most importantly, we raised awareness and money for the fantastic charity - CHAD at Jasmyn House.”
Elaine Care from CHAD at Jasmyn House said:
“Jasmyn Turton, the indomitable founder of CHAD, was a lady who loved life and fun, and never allowed her disabilities to stand in her way. She loved games – and it’s entirely in her spirit that Kitsons made the charity she founded, CHAD, the beneficiary for this year’s Christmas Quiz.”
“The Trustees and Committee of CHAD would like to express our thanks for this generous donation from Kitsons, which will help us provide improvements to our premises and the service we offer the community.”
CHAD works with many different disabled groups from across Torbay, where they provide the necessary facilities and support, to help the disabled. They’re especially proud of their technology team, in which the visually impaired can receive one-to-one training in IT. They aim to make their premises more secure and provide a personalised counselling service and therapists for people wit various disabilities.
For more information on CHAD, visit – www.chad-jasmynhouse.btck.co.uk