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Quiz Night Provides the Answer for Charity Fund Raiser

Diane Bird
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    Guildford-based chartered accountants Moore Stephens organised a charity quiz night at The Albany, Guildford which took place last night, Monday 9 September to raise funds for local charity, the halow project.

    The halow project is a charity committed to supporting young people with a learning disability to have the same life choices and chances as any other young person. The inspiration for halow came from Harriet, Amber, Laura, Oliver and William, whose parents came together at the beginning of 2006 concerned with the prospects of their children’s future and others like them. Passionate that these young people should lead positive and happy lives, the parents established the halow project.

    19 teams comprising around 100 business people from banks, solicitors, and other local organisations pitted their wits against each other at what was an excellent and fun event. The evening included a pub meal, heads and tails, several rounds of quiz questions and a charity raffle with prizes donated by Moore Stephens, the halow project and The Albany.

    Funds raised from the quiz and the raffle were over £1,450 and will be used by halow’s Building Futures Programme and Supported Living programme for the purchase of two iPads.

    Richard Nelson, Corporate Fundraiser said, “The purchase of these wonderful devices will help to enable halow’s young people to learn about technology and use the internet. It will make a big impact and have an immediate effect on the way in which halow’s young people develop.”

    Moore Stephens’ Guildford partner Danielle Griffin said: “We had a tremendous evening trying to outwit each other. We are delighted to have raised much needed funds for the halow project and I would like to thank everyone for supporting this event.”