Smith & Williamson Christmas charity quiz unwraps £4,000 for Addiction Recovery Agency

December 18, 2018

Bristol’s insolvency professionals raised more than £4,000 for charity after getting their thinking caps on for a quiz night hosted by accountancy, tax and investment management group Smith & Williamson. 

The ‘Nearly Christmas Charity Quiz’ has been held by the firm’s restructuring and recovery services department in Bristol for the past six years. 

This year it raised £4,080 for Bristol-based Addiction Recovery Agency, which includes the Arc Café at St Mary Redcliffe Church. Over the past seven years it has raised almost £18,000 for local charities.   

Gil Lemon, a partner in Smith & Williamson’s Bristol restructuring and recovery services team, said: “We tend to select smaller local charities for whom the money raised can make a real difference.

“The other beneficiaries in the past have been The Green House, Rainbow Centre for Children, Music Space, Bristol Children’s Help Society, Jessie May Trust and Children’s Hospice South West.  

“The event has become a fixture in the diary for many local firms and this year’s quiz was our best attended so far.” 

Addiction Recovery Agency CEO Graham England added: “All of the money raised will go towards ensuring we can help more people rebuild their self-confidence, work skills and ultimately achieve paid employment.

“We can’t thank Smith & Williamson enough for holding the fundraising quiz and also thank those who attended for their support.” 

This year’s winners were HS Business Recovery.

Pictured, from left: Smith & Williamson partner Richard Lewis and senior manager Mary Lord, with Barbara Thornborough, Brian Thornborough and Graham England - all of the Addiction Recovery Agency 

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