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£15,000 raised at charity quiz night for Blackburn Youth Zone

 

Over 200 people from 52 different businesses across Lancashire attended the event, which took place at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa in Clayton-le-Moors.

But quizzing wasn’t the only thing on the agenda, as organisers had also arranged a special performance for attendees which was put on by members of the youth zone.

There was also a raffle with over 30 prizes – one of which was a piece of signed memorabilia from world tennis number one, Novak Djokovic.

Winners on the night were Blackburn-based Napthens Solicitors, who were presented with a trophy and medals made by members of the youth zone.

The Quiz Quest was organised by recruitment and employment specialists Cummins Mellor who are also Patrons of the Youth Zone.

Managing Director Michelle Mellor said: “I am quite literally blown away by the success of our latest company fundraising effort. This year saw more support than ever with 58 teams, representing 52 companies across East Lancashire coming together to support Blackburn Youth Zone.

“Bringing people together around a common purpose while creating a playful rivalry is a great example of how you can make a big difference to the people in your community. Raising over £15,000 this year is a testament to what we can achieve when we all work together.”

The £15,170 raised on the night will go towards the Youth Zone’s ‘Get a Job’ programme, facilitated by the team at Blackburn Youth Zone. This programme is aimed at supporting young people aged 16 – 24 years gain the right skills for employment.

Blackburn Youth Zone Chairman, Rt Hon Jack Straw who was present on the evening said,: “So many thanks and congratulations to everyone in the Cummins Mellor group of businesses.

“Our staff at the Youth Zone do fantastically important work with the 800 plus young people who use the Youth Zone every week. None of that would be possible without the continuing and very generous support of the business community in our area – of which Cummins Mellor is tops.”

 
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