17 May 2018

Southampton charity quiz night raises £2,500

A quiz night held in aid of The Rose Road Association, has raised much needed funds for the charity.

The Rose Road Association, which is based in Southampton, works with children and adults with complex disabilities and health needs. The charity provides much-needed support to many local families – and the quiz night was a vital part of Rose Road’s fundraising calendar.

Sponsored and co-organised by Handelsbanken and Wilkins Kennedy, the Rose Road Charity Sports Quiz and Curry night, which saw several teams compete for the 2018 Quiz Champions title with a series of sports-related trivia, raised a total of £2,500.

Accountants Wilkins Kennedy, which act for a number of businesses in the area, has a long-standing relationship with The Rose Road Association through Bruce Elkins, a partner at Wilkins Kennedy’s Southampton office. As well as being an ambassador for Rose Road, Bruce is well known for his fundraising support locally, raising more than £250,000 over 25 years for charities including Rose Road and the Wessex Cancer Trust, to name a few.

Fellow sponsor and local relationship bank, Handelsbanken Southampton, has also been heavily involved in The Rose Road Association. Handelsbanken prides itself on playing an active part in the communities it serves, frequently getting involved with charity projects like the Rose Road Quiz and Curry Night.

Chloe Atkins, Head of Fundraising at The Rose Road Association, said: “we rely on donations and support from businesses and individuals – as well as events like our charity quiz nights. I would like to thank Handelsbanken and Wilkins Kennedy for their generous support and sponsorship.”

Bruce Elkins, Partner at Wilkins Kennedy’s Southampton office, said: “We are really pleased with the amount raised. It’s great to see everyone at the office get so involved with the quiz and competitiveness ran high on the night, helping to increase funds added to the pot. I have worked closely with the charity for a number of years and personally seen the fantastic work they do locally. We are delighted to be supporting such a worthy cause.”

Rob May, Corporate Manager at Handelsbanken adds: “It was a great event, with fantastic results for a fantastic local cause and we were delighted to be involved.”

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