Business teams from across North Wales and Cheshire are hoping to have all the right answers when they take part in a Corporate Quiz Night for St David’s Hospice.
Former international Welsh Rugby Union Player Rupert Moon has pledged his support as quizmaster for the evening.
He recently visited the Llandudno based charity, to find out more about the work of the Hospice ahead of the event and met patients and their families living with a terminal illness.
Rupert said: “I’m delighted to support St David’s Hospice, having had personal experience of end of care.
“It was such an amazing experience visiting St David’s and I found it incredibly moving. It really is such a special place. I can’t help but to stop and think about what a crucial role it plays in providing specialist end of life care to the local community.
“I feel privileged to be involved and raising vital funds.”
Susan Quinton from Deganwy met Rupert with her late mother Aileen who was receiving Inpatient care at the Hospice.
Susan said: “When he visited, it lifted Mum’s spirits so much. She had a big heart for Wales rugby players”.
“Rupert gave her a big hug and this meant so much to her. She valued his warmth and genuine interest in her as a person.
“It was clear to me they shared a common interest for their passion involving themselves in charity work.
“She told him how safe she felt in the care of the Hospice staff. She described how the care they gave her was all in the small detail of meeting her personal and emotional needs on an hour to hour basis.”
Susan speaks highly of the care received at St David’s: “The Hospice was a saviour for Mum and I. The most valuable gift the Hospice care gave us was stabilising Mum’s pain and giving her a tremendous quality of life in her final weeks.
“We could simply be Mum and daughter, as opposed to me being her Carer. I was able to do ‘normal’ things with her. My brothers and I can never thank them enough for that.
“Now that mum has gone, I feel the loss dreadfully. The Hospice continues to provide care through counselling and reflexology, supporting me through this sad time.”
The care services are free of charge, although it costs over £2million each year to deliver. The majority of this comes from community fundraising.
As a result of his visit, Rupert is working in conjunction with the North Wales Business Club and Barclays, to help raise funds through the quiz night on Wednesday 11th May at Llandudno’s Venue Cymru.
Guests will pit their wits against some of the brightest sparks in North Wales that includes General Knowledge, Observation and Musical Magic with the winners awarded the coveted Champions Trophy.
Business Development Officer, Kathryn Morgan-Jones said: “Firstly, I would like to thank Rupert Moon for pledging his support. The Corporate Quiz is the first of its kind in North Wales, and we are absolutely delighted to be partnered with the North Wales Business Club and Barclays.
“Teams will have a lot of fun and I’m sure they will get very competitive, so it’s set to be a really exciting evening.
“I’d recommend it to anyone who is looking for either affordable corporate hospitality, team-building fun or just to have a great night out with friends and colleagues.”
Team entry fee is £100 per team (of 4) or individually £25 which includes a welcome drink and a hot buffet supper. For more information Kathryn Morgan-Jones 01492 873655