Cheltenham property specialist’s quiz night raises £1,500 for James Hopkins Trust

Fri 14 Aug 2015

A local property specialist’s recent charity quiz night was a resounding success, with more than £1,500 raised for the James Hopkins Trust.

Leaders’ Cheltenham branch organised the evening of trivia, which took place at Cheltenham Town FC on July 30th.

About 100 people attended the quiz night and supported the local children’s hospice through ticket sales, a raffle and an auction.

The event was organised as part of Leaders’ Charity of the Year partnership with Together for Short Lives, a leading charity for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions that works with children’s hospices across the country to ensure every young person and their family has the best possible care when they need it.

Denise Hayward, branch manager at Leaders in Cheltenham, says: “We were thrilled to see so many people support our quiz night, testing their general knowledge, enjoying the company of friends and supporting a great cause.

“All of our staff are passionate about supporting Together for Short Lives during our year as its charity partner and we are delighted the money we raised will help the James Hopkins Trust, which works tirelessly to support young people living with serious conditions in Gloucestershire.

“It took many hours of hard work to organise the evening, but it was all worth it when we counted the funds we had raised and realised the total topped £1,500.”

The James Hopkins Trust works to offer free nursing respite care to young children in Gloucestershire who are living with a severe disability or a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. These include renal failure, respiratory conditions, leukaemia, cardiac and metabolic problems, cancer, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy and neurological conditions.

Sarah James, head of fundraising at the James Hopkins Trust, explains: “We are the only registered charity in the whole of Gloucestershire to provide this level of care in either the family home or at Kites Corner, our multi-sensory respite centre and garden.

“We are grateful to the team at Leaders in Cheltenham for their support. They are full of energy and absolutely committed to making a difference. Without the generous support of our Gloucestershire community and businesses like Leaders we would really struggle to support our families.”

Each of Leaders’ 100-plus branches across the country has been partnered with their nearest children’s hospice and the teams have been working throughout 2015 to raise money for their local facility.