Accountants quiz night raises funds for Kendal charity

Fifty local professionals challenged their grey matter in the annual MHA Moore and Smalley quiz night held at The Villa at Levens.  Teams from Lloyds Bank, Thomson Hayton Winkley, Temple Heelis, Harrison Drury, Cumberland Building Society, Edwin Thompson, Carter Jonas, NFU Mutual and Springfield all took part.

Thomson Hayton Winkley were crowned champions on the night after beating off stiff competition, with the team from Lloyds Bank finishing as well deserving runners up.

Over £550 was raised for Springfield, a charity which provides support for those suffering domestic abuse.

Jenny Draper, who volunteers for the charity said: “We would like to thank MHA Moore and Smalley for organising the quiz and to all the local businesses who took part.  Springfield have been providing support for victims of domestic abuse for over 100 years. Our support takes two main forms, firstly we provide the only women’s refuge in Cumbria offering safe accommodation for women from all over the UK.  In addition, in 2015 we established a community service which offers a range of support for women affected by domestic abuse.  This allows us to run a variety of support groups and one-to-one sessions with experienced support workers giving help on the practical and emotional issues that arise from living with abuse.”

Ian Clark, Partner at MHA Moore and Smalley, said “Springfield is one of those great local charities that is probably not as well-known as some others in the area but it provides essential support for people suffering domestic abuse.  The team are passionate about helping victims and it was a pleasure to meet them and to hear about the great work they do.”

Pictured L – R:  Joanna Hodgson, Jenny Draper, Ian Clark, Mary Christian.

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