Businesses raise cash for Naomi House hospice with huge pub quiz

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BUSINESSES helped to raise thousands of pounds for a children’s charity.

More than 160 firms took part in a quiz night in aid of Naomi House at Portsmouth Football Club’s Victory Lounge.

Participants helped to raise £2,148.

Engineering firm Rimor Limited, which is based at Parklands Industrial Estate, Denmead, won the contest.

The event, which was sponsored by CMA Financial Recruitment, was held for the second year running.

Neil Philips, operations director at CMA Financial Recruitment, which has offices in Havant, said everyone who took part had a great time.

‘It was a very competitive and fun evening,’ he said.

‘We are delighted to have played our part in raising funds for a worthy cause which offers respite to families with terminally-ill children up to 18 years old.

‘The team at Havant worked extremely hard to make this a fun night for all involved.’

He added: ‘We would like to thank businesses for their generous contributions.’

Lauren Shields, corporate fundraiser for Naomi House, thanked the businesses for their support.

‘We’re truly grateful for the continuing fundraising efforts of those at CMA Recruitment,’ she said.

‘Through golf days, sponsored runs, challenge days and quizzes, the company has worked so hard for local families in need.

‘The money could fund 54 play therapy sessions for groups of children.

‘Our art room is a really popular space for children to get creative and express themselves.

‘We look forward to next year’s event.’

Naomi House hospice is at Sutton Scotney, near Winchester.

It supports families of children from across the area who have life-limiting illnesses.

To donate to the charity or find out more about it online, visit {http://www. naomihouse.org.uk|naomihouse.org.uk}