Kitsons Christmas Quiz raises over £1,000 for local Charity

Leading Devon law firm Kitsons recently hosted their popular annual Christmas Quiz night at the Riviera Centre in Torquay, bringing local businesses together to raise money for a local charity in a relaxed and fun evening.

The event was a huge success, raising a total of £1,130 for Animals in Distress, based in Ipplepen. This money will enable them to purchase new winter coats for lost or abandoned dogs in their care.

This year saw 18 teams from South West-based businesses taking part, competing for the 2018 trophy, they included: Accounting 4 Everything, Peplows, Santander, Bettesworths, Bishop Fleming, Drive Creative Studio, Francis Clark, Pavey Group, Charles Royle, Chamberlains, Handelsbanken, Croft Surveyors and Darnells.

After seven tough and varied rounds of General Knowledge, Arts & Literature, Sport, Film & TV, History, Geography, and the obligatory ‘squint-your-eyes-what-on-earth-is-that?!’ picture round, Drive Creative Studio (pictured) were crowned the overall winners, closely followed by accountants Peplow, last year’s winners.

A charity raffle followed which included a variety of prizes all generously donated by local organisations including: Ashcombe Adventure Centre, Exeter Chiefs, Teignmouth Golf Club, Paignton Zoo and Meat 59.

James Cross, Managing Partner at Kitsons said: “On behalf of Kitsons, I would like to thank everyone who was able to join and support us for this special evening. It’s a fantastic way for local businesses to come together, support a good cause and to have fun at the same time. We managed to raise a significant amount for Animals in Distress, which does such wonderful work. We are most grateful for everyone’s support”.

When pets in South Devon lose their home, Animals in Distress are there to pick up the pieces and give them the life they deserve. Without any government funding they rely solely on charitable donations to help over 600 homeless pets every year.

Nicola Moorhouse, Fundraising and Communications Manager added: “We were absolutely delighted to have had the opportunity to work with the wonderful team at Kitsons.  It is through their generosity that we are able to buy winter coats to ensure that the dogs that come through our rescue centre are warm and cosy even on the coldest days whilst they wait for their forever homes”.

We rely so heavily on the support of the local community and businesses and on behalf of the staff and volunteers I would like to say a huge thank you to Kitsons for their amazing support.”

An eventful and fun evening was had by all, roll on next year!