Fundraising milestone reached after quiz night raises a record £17,000.
The industry charity, The Light Fund has hit the magic £1 million milestone – with last night’s record breaking quiz night raising £17,000 to help reach the target.
Since The Light Fund was started in 2004, thanks to the generosity of the licensing industry it has raised an incredible £1,002,500.
This has enabled it to fund more than 100 projects during the time, making a real difference to thousands of men, women and children’s lives.
Chairman of The Light Fund, Trevor Jones, told an assembled crowd of some 350 industry executives who supported last night’s quiz at Arsenal FC, the story of how the industry charity started.
“In 2004, a small group of people from across the licensing industry got together to come up with ideas to start raising funds for charitable projects.
“We began with raffles at Max Publishing awards and a quiz night. That year we raised £20,000 which we were excited about and the money went to fund specific projects.”
Trevor continued: “Since then, there have been countless fundraising activities such as karaoke, race nights, treasure hunts, Northern quizzes, 100 mile an hour toboggan rides, marathons, Tough Mudders, golf days, swimming around Gozo and being stung by jellyfish or people riding bikes from London to Utrecht, sample sales, bribed Sock Moneys in Las Vegas and lots of Max awards raffles and auctions.
“Special thanks go to all The Light Fund trustees, who since we began have managed to find the time to make these events happen and for all their efforts and constant enthusiasm.”
The victors of last night’s quiz were the team from Danilo called Quizemon – Gotta Guess em all, while the losing team – and the recipient of the special Pants of Doom – was I Thought This Was Speed Dating, the team from BWI Merchandise.