An idea born on the shopfloor at Lynn’s Foster Refrigerator has resulted in a donation of more than £200 towards the Lynn News Help Our Hospice Appeal.
The £25,000 appeal aims to fully furnish and equip one of the in-patient bedrooms at the new £3.4 million facility being built at Hillington.
Cleaning contractor Claire Bloodworth, whose company Phoenix Valet Services does all the cleaning for Foster’s five factory sites on Hardwick Industrial Estate, said the idea for a quiz night came about through chatting to Foster’s staff.
“I was talking to them and we all said we should hold a quiz night. We raised £211 and the evening turned out to be such a success that we have decided to hold one every three months.”
Thirty-six people went along to the event held in one of Foster’s meeting rooms and took part in the general knowledge quiz, which Claire compiled herself.
Everyone paid £5 to enter and there was the option of buying a raffle ticket for a further £1.
Claire said: “We decided to give the money to Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House because it is a local charity and also a friend of mine works there as a volunteer. The money hopefully will be able to buy something really useful.
“I would like to encourage colleagues in other workplaces to do something similar – a quiz is easy to put together and it makes for an enjoyable social night out with workmates plus it’s a lot of fun.”
Claire, who set up her cleaning business more than 30 years ago, has carried out cleaning at Foster’s for the last 12 years and has other cleaning contracts elsewhere. She currently employs seven people.