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Contractor's quiz night raises more than £2500 for robotic tilt table appeal

Charity quiz night

Quiz lovers came together earlier this month to test their general knowledge and raise nearly £2500 for the robotic tilting table appeal, one of University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity's (UHDC) main fundraising projects.

The evening was hosted and organised by the Trust's main contractor for its transformation projects, Integrated Health Projects (IHP), the alliance between Vinci Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine, raising funds for the UHDC's robotic tilting table appeal as a legacy.

Taking place on 12 October at the Village Hotel, Bournemouth, among the donated prizes was an RYA Yachting Course for two worth £700 thanks to the generous donation of Jon Fern and his team at Commodore Yachting. Other donations came from the Village Hotel, Bournemouth and the Alfred Brewery, Winchester.

Teams came from across the Bournemouth area and included subcontractors Stephenson, AT Jones, W Portsmouth, and Norstead. IHP and the hospital had multiple teams supporting the event as well as from Royal Bournemouth Hospital neighbours, Amiri and JP Morgan.

The event was not a typical quiz night with a construction element featuring a 'tower' building challenge, with joint winners for the tallest!

Jenga challenge

The overall winners were the UHD team named 'Stroke of Genius' who received winners certificates, and a courtesy bottle of wine each.

IHP Project Director, Bruce Preston, said:

"It was great to be able to get together with so many of our team, professional colleagues, and hospital staff for an enjoyable evening.

"We were delighted that the evening raised over £2500 for our nominated charity and the project we are currently supporting – the UHD Charity and its robotic tilt table appeal.

"We are so grateful to all those who contributed by taking tables, buying raffle tickets and supporting this wonderful cause."

Commenting on the evening, Hayley Harris UHD Charity Corporate Fundraiser, added:

"Our thanks go to the IHP team for organising this fantastic event and for all the individuals and companies that supported us on the night.

"This is an incredible amount of money, and will really help us in our efforts to raise funds to buy two robotic tilt tables so we can deliver safe and effective early rehabilitation to patients."

For more details, www.uhdcharity.org Robotic Tilting Table Information.

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