Independent furniture retailer Glasswells has raised £900 for charity, the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Eighteen teams, made up of members of staff at Glasswells, plus guest teams, met in the in- store Place to Eat restaurant to battle it out for the coveted title of Quiz Team Champions 2023.
The Glasswells annual quiz has raised tens of thousands of pounds for many different local and national charities in previous years, with funds from this year’s quiz (the first since 2019) being donated to the East Anglian Air Ambulance, supporting them with their life-saving missions.
This event was a great opportunity for many local businesses, including the Bury Free Press, J W Warren, Towergate Insurance, Precision Marketing and Strident, to come together and raise money for such an essential charity.
“The annual quiz night has become an important and much anticipated event in Glasswells calendar,” explained Paul Glasswell, Managing Director. “We are over the moon to have raised such a significant sum of money, which will certainly help the East Anglian Air Ambulance provide critical treatment to patients. I cannot thank our wonderful staff and suppliers enough for their enthusiasm and generosity.”
Glasswells are taking part in the EAAA’s Trade Up challenge to raise £1,000 and this quiz was just one of many different activities. With collection boxes at pay points, an in-store raffle within the Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich showrooms, plus staff activities such as Bring a Book Buy a Book and a dress up Friday where staff members wore yellow and red to raise awareness of the bright helicopters that are the EAAA. Glasswells are determined to help the charity continue their incredible work for the community.
Zoe Harris, East Anglian Air Ambulance fundraising officer, said: “The East Anglian Air Ambulance would like to thank Glasswells and all those who took part in the quiz night which enabled them to raise an incredible £900. Thanks to your generosity and support, you are helping us continue to deliver our lifesaving work in your communities.”