And the winner is…The Friends of Alfie Johnson
The Annual Quiz 2016 fundraiser for Black Country charity The Friends of Alfie Johnson passed in great style on Friday October 14th.
With a record 50 teams entering there was an air of anticipation in the hall of Dudley College of Technology. Anticipation from participants about who would win and by the organisers about how much would be raised.
As defending champions and event sponsors, Lewis Smith & Co. had high hopes on both points. We won’t go into the performance of our teams in the quiz but happily our expectations on fundraising were more than exceeded.
In fact the evening raised a whopping £2,330 including a generous surprise cheque for £300 from local TSB branches ( Old Hill, Merry Hill and Stourbridge) who are supporting the charity this year.
Alfie Johnson’s Dad, Paul, made an emotional introduction to the evening to highlight just what help the money raised by the charity is doing for disabled kids across the Black Country. He was joined on stage by Dudley Mayor, Councillor Mohammed Hanif, who explained why the charity was on his list of causes and highlighted his on-going commitment to fundraising during his term of office.
We must also congratulate local company Wilkes Tranter on wresting the Annual Quiz trophy from us (it’s just temporary of course).
Lewis Smith & Co. are proud to have sponsored the event and we wish every to success to The Friends of Alfie Johnson as they continue to raise funds and help those kids.
Lewis Smith & Co. – Accountants for Dudley businesses