"Higgs charity quiz night has raised more than £4,500 for charity – smashing last year’s fundraising total.
The annual event was held at the Black Country Living Museum where 35 teams from across the Midlands raised funds for Dudley Mind, the firm’s charity of the year, and the Higgs & Sons Charitable Trust, which gives grants to small local organisations. The funds will be split 50/50.
Teams made up of Higgs' clients, professional contacts, suppliers and colleagues gathered at the Workers’ Institute at the museum to test their general knowledge. The evening’s host and quizmaster, Black Country Museum character John Homer was sponsored by Leonard Curtis Business Solutions group.
Winners on the night were Griffiths & Pegg’s team Skarravad, with Lloyds Bank team Black Horse Down the runners up.
Tim Jones, Partner and Head of the Corporate Social Responsibility programme at Higgs said: “The annual Higgs Quiz is becoming a real calendar highlight for the local business community, and yet again we had a wonderful turn out and fantastic support.
“Last year we raised just shy of £4,000, so to be able to hand over more than £4,500 to local charities was particularly pleasing.”
Guests took part in a silent auction for Wolves match day tickets and a Ryan Bennett home shirt while a hugely successful raffle raised more than £750 with prizes including a case of Enville Ales, a Fortnum & Mason hamper, John Lewis vouchers and Grand Theatre tickets.
Mike Ball from Dudley Mind said: “Thank you so much to Higgs & Sons for their continued support, and for hosting such a fantastic and well-attended quiz - we hope everyone had a brilliant time.
“Dudley Mind is a local mental health charity that aims to improve and promote recovery and wellbeing for people in the Dudley borough affected by poor mental health.”
Higgs & Sons' extensive CSR programme supports a range of projects throughout the region each year. As well as selecting a dedicated charity, Higgs employees also provide hands on support to many other organisations, committing time and resources in support of the work they do within the Black Country and the wider West Midlands.
Pictured from left: David O’Mara, Higgs Events Manager; Tim Jones, Partner and Head of Higgs CSR; and quizmaster John Homer, Black Country Living Museum."