On Friday 11th August, OrderWise held their first ever post-work charity event in the all-new staff café, The Hive. Whilst no strangers to fundraising, this event was the first of many to come that utilised the vibrant new space recently added to further benefit employees of OrderWise.
The OrderWise Charity Pub Quiz was held in aid of LIVES, a local charity that supports 700+ highly trained and dedicated volunteers who deliver vital care in those first critical moments of a medical emergency, before handing over to the ambulance service. The valuable service saves thousands of lives every year and donations help to keep the volunteers on the road so that they can be there for their neighbours at the most needed times.
OrderWise Gets Fundraising With First-Ever Event To Be Held At The Hive
The action packed quiz consisted of a variety of general knowledge questions, a technology round, a famous robots picture round and even a personalised OrderWise round which tested the teams knowledge of the company itself! With Olie Hanson from Internal Improvements as Quiz Master, the staff even had the privilege of a live music round featuring Olie and his Ukulele performing well known hits such as ‘Creep’ by Radiohead and ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ by Little Mix. Between rounds, the teams enjoyed a tasty buffet courtesy of Kim and the kitchen staff at The Hive, who donated 15% of their profits towards the worthy cause.
In addition to the main quiz, staff also had the opportunity to win an array prizes in the raffle, which consisted of a bottle of gin, a bottle of red wine, a box of Thornton’s chocolates and even an open-top sightseeing bus tour of Lincoln for two, courtesy of the Lincoln Visitor Information Centre.
Whilst everyone seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed themselves, the end of the evening all came down to who was the big winners of the quiz. With prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place up for grabs, this had been the moment all the teams had been waiting for – feeling especially generous, the losing team kept their dignity and were awarded with the ‘You Tried’ Award, shortly before the rest of the team’s places were announced.
The winning teams on the night were as following;
3rd Place – Simon Flood, Mark Loudon, Niall Cartwright & Kevin Metcalf
2nd Place – Lou Viner, Chris Lupton, Charlie Lupton and Ben Berger
1st Place – Abbii Whaley, Ben McGrath, Daniel Cowan & Stephen Jackman
The winning teams were given a fantastic selection of prizes, with 1st place getting the pick of the lot;
Meal for 4 and bottle for the table courtesy of House Of Tiago, Lincoln.
4 x Tickets to Pistons In The Park at Lincoln Showground courtesy of The Lincolnite
4 x £5 Amazon vouchers courtesy of OrderWise
4 x £5 to spend at The Hive courtesy of OrderWise
Thanks to everyone’s ex-QUIZ-ite efforts, OrderWise raised over £180 for LIVES. A great contribution towards helping the volunteers at LIVES remain up and running. On behalf of everyone at OrderWise, we couldn’t thank those who contributed towards prizes enough and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated generously towards the total amount raised.
For further information on LIVES you can visit their website here: https://lives.org.uk/