QuoStar & Inspire team up to raise over £22,000 for local charities
8 December 2017
QuoStar and Inspire are pleased to announce that their annual Christmas Charity Lunch on Friday 1st December raised over £22,000 for charities in the South West.
This is the fourth year that that two Bournemouth-based companies, who have raised almost £75,000 since 2014, have teamed up to put on this event.
This year’s lunch, which was held at The Cumberland Hotel in Bournemouth, welcomed 200 guests from businesses across the region. It was in aid of various local charities including Wessex Cancer Trust; a local charity aiming to help the 23,000 people who are diagnosed in the region every year, Julia’s House; an award-winning children’s hospice charity, and MyTime; a charity providing support for young carers.
The total raised was a result of ticket sales, a raffle and generous donations made during the two charity auctions. Prizes up for grabs included a three-night break in Majorca on a luxury yacht, signed shorts by professional boxer Anthony Joshua, a Riverboat Cruise on the Thames and a signed and framed AFC Bournemouth shirt.
The lunch was hosted by guest speaker and former rugby player Jeff Probyn while Martin Edwards, CEO of Julia’s House, was the auctioneer.
QuoStar’s Managing Director, James Stelfox, comments:
“This year’s Christmas lunch has been an overwhelming achievement. The combined efforts of QuoStar and Inspire have enabled us to collect even more than the amount raised in 2016. Our annual charity lunch has become a staple part of the calendar, giving worthy causes a much-deserved boost around the holiday season. It was a fantastic event and the perfect way to begin celebrating the Christmas period.”
Inspire’s Managing Director, Warren Munson, comments:
“It is once again fantastic to be collaborating with QuoStar to host our annual charity lunch. It is great to bring so many entrepreneurs and business leaders together to have some seasonal fun while raising funds for four incredible charities. Last year we raised over £20k and are ecstatic to have broken that record this year!”
View the photos from the 2017 Christmas Charity Lunch below