NCHA staff helping to raise money for charity
Published by Rebecca Miller for Nottingham Community Housing Association Ltd in Communities and also in Health
NCHA (Nottingham Community Housing Association) staff are helping to raise money for two charities by holding a music quiz.
The music quiz, organised by NCHA Project Manager Trevor Swinswood, is a regular and popular event, with up to 100 staff from across the organisation coming together to enjoy a fun evening, whilst raising money for charity at the same time. The next music quiz is being held at the Canalhouse in Nottingham in November.
The chosen charities for the November event are the Nottinghamshire Hospice and Medecins Sans Frontieres.
The Nottinghamshire Hospice provides care for people diagnosed with any life limiting illness and living with Nottinghamshire. It provides day therapy, a Hospice at Home service, counselling, support for carers and a bereavement service.
Medecins Sans Frontieres translates as ‘Doctors Without Borders’. Its purpose is to save the lives and alleviate the suffering of people in danger by delivering medical care where it is needed most.
Trevor Swinswood said: “We organise the music quiz nights at least twice a year. Staff really enjoy the opportunity to get together outside of work and have a fun evening together, with a competitive edge of course! The two charities, the Nottinghamshire Hospice and Medecins Sans Frontieres, were chosen as they represent a local charity and an international charity respectively. Staff pay for tickets to attend, and participate in various fundraising activities throughout the evening, so we hope to raise up to £500, which will be split equally between the two charities.”
Holly Swinckels, Fundraising Development Manager for the Nottinghamshire Hospice, added: “We were really pleased to hear that NCHA staff wanted to help raise money to support the Nottinghamshire Hospice. We rely on support from individuals and our corporate sponsors to continue to provide our services to the people who really need them. We wish all the staff participating in the music quiz the best of luck and may the best team win!”