LDC’s annual Charity Quiz raises £185,000
16 Nov 2023
16 Nov 2023
Last night, we held our 16th Charity Quiz and are thrilled to have raised more than £185,000 for eight worthwhile causes. This fundraising amount is also a record in the history of The LDC Charity Quiz and brings the total amount we’ve raised since its inception in 2005 to over £1.8m.
The annual quiz is a cornerstone of our firm’s charitable commitments, last year we committed to contributing £5m to charitable causes over five years.
More than 200 teams competed across eight cities with monies raised through generous team donations and ‘on the night’ fundraising events, such as raffles and auctions. It’s these donations that enable us to support such a broad range of charity partners (listed below) and ultimately make a significant contribution to causes that are important to the firm, our people and the communities in which we operate.
Thank you to everyone who came along and huge congratulations to HMT (Reading), Santander (Bristol), Arrowpoint/Rothschild (London), Breeze CF (Nottingham) Jackson Hogg (Newcastle) Squire Patton Boggs (Leeds), BDO (Birmingham) and DC Advisory (Manchester) who were crowned winners!
Charities supported by The LDC Charity Quiz 2023 are:
Newcastle: Smart Works supports North East women into employment through the power of high quality interview clothing and coaching.
Leeds: Candlelighters provide invaluable services to children with a cancer diagnosis and work to support their families by providing emotional, practical and financial support.
Manchester: Wood Street Mission improves the life chances of children and families living in poverty by contributing to the creation of a society where all children have equal access to those items necessary for their wellbeing and education.
Birmingham: Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a leading UK specialist paediatric centre, offering expert care to more than 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year.
Nottingham: When You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission, to grant the ‘wishes’ of children living with a life-threatening illness. Since 1990 they have granted over 18,000 wishes across the UK.
London: London’s Air Ambulance charity delivers life-saving treatment to those seriously injured when there is no time to reach the hospital. The team can be on scene in a matter of minutes.
Bristol: Young Lives vs Cancer helps children and young people (0-25) and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them.
Reading: Camp Mohawk is a multi-functional day centre for children with special needs and their families. Throughout the year the centre provides a range of activities, facilities and natural space to encourage children to play, socialise and learn.