John Grose Ford Charity Quiz Nights a Great Success!
What type of ship was the Cutty Sark? Who won a ‘Best Actor’ Oscar for the film Training Day? Questions asked at the second annual John Grose quiz nights which saw more than 300 people take part to help raise over £3,014.70 for charity.
The first John Grose charity quiz night in Lowestoft on 10th November, where a further £746 was raised for Help an East Coast Child and Suffolk Family Carers. A week later, at the Ford dealership on Ransomes Europark, the second Ipswich charity quiz took place. A huge £2,268.70 was raised and shared equally between St Elizabeth Hospice and Suffolk Family Carers. Team Bran Flakes were triumphant over the 29 other teams taking part, with only 5 questions wrong in the entire quiz!
Marketing Manager, Jennifer Reed said: “Members of our team have seen first-hand the fantastic facilities and care services offered by St Elizabeth Hospice. We are also very aware of the invaluable support Suffolk Family Carers give to people of all ages caring for a member of their family and were keen to play our part in helping children across the country through BBC Children in Need, so we were only too pleased to host the quiz nights to raise funds for them all.”
The flagship FordStore showroom on Ransomes Europark and our showroom on Lowestoft offered the perfect venues for the evenings. “It was great to welcome people into our dealerships who had never visited us before, as well as to see some friendly, familiar faces.” Jennifer added. “We have a great team here at John Grose and I hope all that attended will feel comfortable to visit us again – for next year’s quiz if not before!”
Nikki Brown, Senior Partnerships Officer for St Elizabeth Hospice said: “We are absolutely delighted that John Grose have once again supported St Elizabeth Hospice through their annual charity quizzes. The events were excellent! We really do rely on local people and local businesses to fundraise to keep our services free of charge for the local community. We couldn’t reach out to our 2000 patients a year without them. Thank you!”
Hayley Hancock, Head of Adult Services (Health and Social Care) for Suffolk Family Carers said: “Thank you so much for the money raised from the John Grose Charity Quiz Night. This money will go directly to support family carers who are going through a difficult time with their caring role.”
Compering the quiz at Ransomes Europark was PGA Professional and Director of Golf at Seckford Golf Club, Simon Jay who hosts hundreds of quizzes at the golf club through the year and did a brilliant job of running the show.
These quizzies were apart of three charity quiz nights held over November at different John Grose dealerships. On 17th November Our John Grose Peugeot Dealership raised a fantastic £1,022.51 for BBC Children in Need and St Elizabeth Hospice. Following all of our quiz nights across the group the grand total raised for charity was £4,037.64.
For more information on events at John Grose, including the annual Motability Awareness Day that takes place in June, contact Jennifer Reed on 01473 242220, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the dealership 7 days a week. Alternatively, keep an eye on the news sections of www.johngrose.co.uk where up and coming events will be detailed. The answers to the questions for those that don’t know are Clipper and Denzel Washington!