18 teams comprising 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 Albany, Guildford City FC and Café Rouge.
Funds raised from the quiz and the raffle were over £1000 and will be used by halow’s Supported Living programme for the purchase of new kitchen equipment for one of the houses being supported by the charity
halow Director, Yvonne Reynolds said, “The purchase of this kitchen equipment is fantastic and will go a long way to helping our young people with greater independence.
“Sometimes we take for granted modern gadgets and equipment and as such it is essential that our young people have the same opportunities and experiences as any other young person – this of course includes access to equipment and machinery that makes everyday life easier and more convenient. The young people are very excited about the new items this event as afforded and look forward to taking delivery in the near future,” Reynolds added.
Moore Stephens’ Guildford Partner Danielle Griffin said: “We all had a tremendous evening and enjoyed trying to outwit each other. We are delighted to have raised such a large sum for halow, and I would like to thank everyone for supporting the event and their generosity.”
The halow project is a Guildford-based charity committed to supporting young people with a learning disability to have the same life choices and chances as any other young person. From its community based social activities and learning programmes, to its 1:1 personalised support via its Buddy service, halow helps young people to gain confidence, skills and be supported to live as independently as possible.
If you would like to make a donation, refer a young person or require further information, please visit: www.halowproject.org.uk or call 01483 447960.