QuoStar, the business and consultancy and information technology firm and Inspire Tax and Business Advisers are thrilled to announce today that over £12,000 has been raised from a successful Christmas Charity Lunch, with the funds being split equally between four local charities.
The lunch, which took place on the 27th November at the Cumberland Hotel in Bournemouth, was attended by over 130 local business men and women, who all donated generously the four local charities chosen by QuoStar and Inspire; Julia’s House, MyTime, Round Table Children’s Wish and Wessex Cancer Trust.
Money was raised through the sale of tickets, a raffle, a silent auction and an auction – hosted by former AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper Jimmy Glass and former AFC Bournemouth footballer Steve Fletcher. Prizes up for grabs included a signed Red Arrows poster, signed AFC Bournemouth memorabilia and a tour of Parliament with Afternoon Tea among others, were sourced by the charities or kindly donated by a number of local businesses.
This is the second year running that the two Bournemouth-based businesses have joined forces for charity, and the 2015 lunch was even more successful than the last with an additional £4,000 raised. Plans are already being discussed for this year’s Christmas Lunch, and QuoStar and Inspire look forward to raising further funds for local charities.
James Stelfox, Managing Director of MDS at QuoStar, comments:
“It was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with a wide range of successful businesses raising money for some great local causes. A wide range of local companies who were in attendance and they were able to not only enjoy themselves but raise a great amount of money for individuals less fortunate. We’ve already had commitment on tables for next year which we are thrilled about.”
Warren Munson, Managing Director of Inspire, comments:
“The lunch was a spectacular success, significantly increasing the funds raised in the previous year for the four local charities to over £12,000. Inspire and QuoStar thank all the very generous local business people that attended and to Jimmy Glass and Steve Fletcher for entertaining us. Certainly feel likes this was a great way to kick off the Christmas festivities.”