On Tuesday night we kicked off Light The Night, a joint fundraising venture with our colleagues from The Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society in the US, with the hugely successful Barclays Pub Quiz at Henry's Bar in Canary Wharf which raised a fantastic £15,000 to help us beat blood cancer.
Packed to the rafters with 28 teams vying to be crowned champions, the quiz comprised of 6 rounds of VERY complicated questions and an incredible "Blue Peter" round where a team actually created a windmill with moving parts!
The evening was topped off by a 50/50 raffle, where 50% of the raffle takings - £1500 - was the prize for the lucky winner. In an amazing act of generosity, the winner actually donated the money straight back to the cause although the chanting from the vociferous crowd may have had had an influence!
Huge thanks to everyone involved in the Barclays Quiz Committee for putting on such a fantastic evening and to Henry's Bar for it's outstanding hospitality and incredibly generous donation of 20% of takings from the bar. Congratulations, too, to the winners, Don't Bank On It, who narrowly pipped Show Me The Money, COO United and Wake Me Up Before You Repo to scoop the prize.
Attention now turns towards next week's Dragon Boat race before Light the Night itself on 14 October.