Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants have raised a significant amount for Bristol Mind, enabling a women’s mental health group to be funded for six months.
The firm, which delivers accounting, audit and tax services raised over £2,500 with the help of over 100 city professionals from 20 local businesses who attended the evening.
Bristol Mind is a mental health resource for people in Bristol and the surrounding areas which provides services that are accessible, relevant and aims to promote a positive view of mental health, reduce the stigma and contribute to mental and emotional wellbeing.
Bishop Fleming held the quiz as a celebration of its centenary year, and the money raised from the evening will go towards women’s group, ‘Women without borders’. The group welcomes women from different backgrounds living within Bristol and creates a place of trust where they can feel comfortable and safe.
The group will now be funded for six months from the money raised at the accountant’s quiz.
The event was a real hit as quiz goers were able to enjoy food, speed quizzing and a raffle which brought prizes such as VIP tickets to the Bath Races, a VIP theatre box at Bristol Hippodrome and a Spa day for 2 as Aztec West Hotel.
Solicitor firm, Clarke Willmott won the quiz with commercial Solicitor firm, Meade King coming a close second.
Tom Hore, director of Bristol Mind said: “Everyone at Bristol Mind would like to send an enormous thank you to Bishop Fleming for staging a charity quiz to raise money for our services.
“The event was a huge success and we are very grateful for the wonderful generosity of everyone present in raising over £2,500 for us to use to support our mental health and wellbeing work in Bristol.
“As a charity we can make money go a long way, and this is a magnificent donation which will have significant impact.”
Bishop Fleming, founded in 1919, has pledged to raise £100,000 this year to mark its significant milestone.
It’s been a busy year so far, with employees taking part in several challenges such as the Bath Half and the Three Peaks Challenge in order to reach their fundraising target.
Bishop Fleming Tax Director, Steve Martin said: “Our quiz was a huge success this year and we are delighted to have raised over £2500. It was great to have so many businesses from around the city together, in aid of Bristol Mind, and to help us celebrate our centenary year.
“Our centenary milestone is not simply about a birthday or looking backwards, but rather an opportunity to position our business for the future. Our centenary and fundraising events are proof that strong relationships deliver remarkable results.
“Thank you to everyone who joined us for a successful evening for a great charity.”