Posted on 4 March 2013
The Birmingham team of Midlands accountants and business advisory firm, Smith Cooper, gathered the city’s top business brains together at a quiz last week (28 February) to raise money for the firm’s dedicated charity, The Air Ambulance Service.
Over 100 people from Birmingham’s professional community took part in the quiz at the Malmaison which raised over £1,500 for the charity.
A team from Brown Shipley were crowned quiz masters, taking the hotly contested top spot, with Blusource LLP taking second place.
Smith Cooper raised the impressive sum through ticket sales, a silentmith Cooper raised the impressive sum through a charity auction which includede firm' auction for prizes including signed England cricket and rugby shirts and four ball at Little Aston Golf Club, and a charity raffle.
The Air Ambulance Service carries out more than 220 missions across the Midlands each month – the busiest service of its kind in the country.
Jeremy Cope, lead partner at Smith Cooper in Birmingham, said: “The Air Ambulance Service provides a life-saving facility to people across the Midlands but relies totally on funding through donations and sponsorship to enable it to continue to do its vital work.
“The charity quiz brought together some of Birmingham’s most high profile business professionals who all dug deep to help support the charity. It was a great evening with the level of competitiveness running high, and I am pleased that we could raise such a substantial sum for the cause.”
Sarah Wakeman, regional fundraising manager at The Air Ambulance Service, said: “The Air Ambulance Service exists to save lives and improve patient outcomes by way of rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies. We do this completely free of charge and can only provide this service because of support from companies like Smith Cooper. The quiz was a fantastic event and we are very grateful to everyone at Smith Cooper and their guests for making the evening such a success.”