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Vectos’ inaugural quizzes raise whopping £15k for charities

We’re excited to announce that we hit the £15,000 target for our London and Cardiff charity quiz events!

More than 300 guests attended our events in London and Cardiff, both held on 26 November 2015.

Vectos Director Matt Thomas conceived the idea of these events to support charities in our local communities following his six year old son’s best friend’s battle with cancer.

“Thank you to everyone who was a part of these two concurrent events; without your support they could not have been so successful”, he said.

“We have been blown away by the level of enthusiasm and want to thank everyone who so kindly donated. You certainly dug deep to help us achieve our target!”

“After last year’s success we’re delighted to announce that we plan to deliver another event that will be even bigger and better this year!”

The two Cardiff beneficiaries are Latch and Save the Children.

Denise Henderson from Latch said the donation will support families with sick children.

“The donation will be used to maintain the accommodation where families stay whilst their children are receiving treatment. This is vital to keeping families together during the long weeks and sometimes months that the children spend in hospital,” she said.

Save the Children Community Fundraising Executive Emily Paul thanked Vectos for the donation.

“It will be used to pay for a series of life-saving medical vaccinations for 250 children or to fund four parent support groups in the UK to help families build their parenting skills, strengthen family and community ties, and ensure their children have the best start in life,” she said

Vectos Associate Victoria Porter organised the London event, which was held at London’s premier venue, The Grand Connaught Rooms.

“I want to thank the companies who supported us as well as the individuals who donated on the night through the auction and the raffle – your generosity has been incredible,” she said.

The two London beneficiaries are St Joseph’s Hospice and SpecialEffect.

Alison Hilborne from SpecialEffect said they are touched by Vectos’ support.

“We feel honoured to work with such extraordinary, inspiring people with disabilities, who in the most testing of circumstances somehow display such fortitude, courage and resilience. Vectos’ support will directly help us to make that all-important difference by continuing this work,” she said.

St Joseph’s Hospice’s Director of Fundraising and Engagement Sarah Thompson said the donation will be used to deliver 330 hours of nursing care in North and East London. This time is crucial and helps us improve the quality of life for our patients with life-limiting conditions and also allows us to support family members.