Southern Co-op Funeralcare Hosts Quiz Night to Raise Over £680 for Disabled Children

Colleagues from The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare in Hayling Island hosted a busy Quiz Night at the Crookhorn Golf Club raising £681.40 for disabled children’s charity, Whizz-Kidz.

The quiz night was attended by over 65 people from the surrounding area all eager to test their knowledge and win the top prize! A tasty buffet was available to all the entrants to keep them going throughout the quiz, and many entered the bumper raffle with prizes including £50 cash prize, £25 M&S voucher, a massage, a bottle of whiskey and much more!

Over 65 people attended The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare in Hayling Island's Quiz Night

Over 65 people attended The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare in Hayling Island’s Quiz Night

Caroline Hayter, Funeral Co-ordinator for The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare in Hayling Island said:

“We couldn’t believe how many people showed up to take part in the quiz! It provided plenty of friendly competition and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. We had a busy but brilliant evening and are thrilled to have raised almost £700 for Whizz-Kidz, they really are a fantastic charity who make such a difference to children’s lives”.

The Quiz Night formed part of The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare’s service-wide fundraiser hoping to conclude their charity partnership with Whizz-Kidz, with a bang, adding a cash boost to the £335,000 already raised by The Southern Co-operative.

The fundraiser, ‘Release the Piece’, involves all 59 branches and services from The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare receiving one section of a giant jigsaw puzzle, to ‘Release the Piece’ of the puzzle and to help it form the overall jigsaw image, each branch and service must host a fundraiser in aid of the disabled children’s charity, Whizz-Kidz.

Amanda Wilkinson, Director of Fundraising for Whizz-Kidz said:

“My huge thanks to the colleagues of The Southern Co-operative Funeralcare for their support for Whizz-Kidz. We’re delighted that so many colleagues are getting involved in the ‘Release the Piece’ fundraising challenge, aiming to help the partnership raise an additional £5,000. This fantastic sum is enough to enable us to provide a disabled child with a life-changing powered wheelchair, giving them the freedom and independence they need to enjoy a fun, active childhood.”

Throughout March and April, all 59 branches and services, including their funeral homes, florist, crematorium, masonry and natural burial ground, will be holding local fundraisers, ranging from a colleague car wash with cake, a Race Night, samba band busking and book sales. Once each branch has held its fundraiser, the jigsaw puzzle will be put together by an ambassador from Whizz-Kidz who will announce the total raised for the charity.

Amanda continued:

“The right wheelchair is just the start, The Southern Co-operative is also raising funds to help us deliver our skills training, youth groups, residential camps, and work skills programmes, helping young disabled people gain the skills and opportunities they need to reach their true potential.”