Yorkshire Bank quiz night deposits funds for Barnsley Hospice

21 December 2017

Yorkshire Bank’s Barnsley customer banking centre swapped notes for knowledge at their annual quiz night, which raised over £5000 for Barnsley Hospice.

The event, held at The Fairway pub in Dodworth, raised £5172 for the hospice, as ten teams battled it out for the top prize.

Staff and associates of the banking centre, based in Peel Square, took part alongside representatives from Barnsley Hospice. The winning team, Hospice Hotshots, walked away with a bottle of wine each.

Caroline Sloane, Senior Associate (Corporate and Structured Finance) at Yorkshire Bank, said: “The quiz is now in its twelfth year and we’re delighted to raise money for such a great cause.

“Barnsley Hospice makes a huge difference to people’s lives so we want to support them as much as possible.”

Simon Atkinson, corporate fundraiser at Barnsley Hospice, said: “We’d like to thank everyone who attended the quiz night and those who worked so hard to organise it.

“Raising over £5000 is fantastic and the feedback we got was that it’s getting better each year.

“Our fundraising targets are huge and we never charge for our care, so we rely on the support of the community to help us keep our doors open.”

Donations from the Barnsley business community help the hospice to raise over £2m a year - in addition to £1.6m funding from the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Barnsley Hospice is based in Gawber and provides specialist care for anyone in Barnsley with a life-limiting illness, including cancer, motor neurone disease and heart disease. It has ten beds for inpatient care and provides day care at the on-site Limes Support and Therapy Centre.

Notes to Editors

Attached photograph shows the quiz night taking place at The Fairway, Dodworth.

Barnsley Hospice is based on Church Street, S75 2RL. It has been providing care for people in Barnsley with life limiting illnesses, and their families, since 1994.

For more information about Barnsley Hospice go to www.barnsleyhospice.org or call 01226 244244.

Media contact: Mary Ferguson at Capital B Media on 01226 766900 or at mary@capitalbmedia.co.uk.

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