Nostalgic Quiz Raises Funds for Hospice

8th October 2014

Teams from local businesses competed in a ‘Back in the Day’ Retro 80s charity quiz and raised £1,000 for two local charities.

Business owners Julia Williams, of Premier Places, and Sarah Mayo-Evans, of Peach Recruitment, organised the ‘Back in the Day’ quiz, to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice and Worcester Rowing Club. The event was held at Worcestershire County Cricket Club on Tuesday 16th September and was compered by BBC Hereford & Worcester radio presenter Elliot Webb.

The fundraising quiz tested competing teams’ knowledge of the 1980s, a decade of glamour and social change; of ambition, entrepreneurs and technological innovation. Colleagues pitted their memories of 80s music, film, fashion and literary best-sellers against others, with the team from Ormerod Rutter Accountants, ‘Crouching Barmaid Hidden Sausage’, crowned the ultimate retro champions at the end of the evening.

Teams entered  into the spirit of the 80s themed event and competition was fierce for the best fancy dress prize. The team from Thomson & Bancks Solicitors, ‘The A-Team’s B team’, was awarded the prize and each team member received a rubik’s cube.

Julia Williams, Director of Premier Places, said; “Both Sarah and I enjoy quizzes and thought it would be a great way to gather local businesses together, reminisce and have lots of fun. Many local businesses took part in the quiz and demonstrated an astounding knowledge of the 80s and a healthy dose of competitive spirit – we all had a great time!

“I’m proud to be a Business Patron for St Richard’s Hospice. I had a tour of the hospice three years ago and I was touched by how the hospice supports patients and their families. It was at that point I knew I wanted to commit to raising much needed funds to ensure the hospice continues to care, not only now but also for future generations.”

Sarah Mayo-Evans, Director of Peach Recruitment, added; “We are both 80s babies and 80s retro seems to be really popular at the moment. All the fashion and toys have come back in trend and there have been many remakes and reruns of TV and films from the decade, so we knew everyone would enjoy a bit of fun. We are delighted that we were able to raise some money for these worthwhile local charities at the same time.”

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

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