Published Friday 24th February 2017

Cheque this out – a leading banking group has handed over thousands of pounds to two good causes.

Lloyds Bank supported a sell-out Big Quiz night which saw more than 40 teams battle it out at Hereford’s Shirehall.

Proceeds from the night – totalling £12,130 – were split equally between St Michael’s Hospice in Bartestree and the Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust.

This week, staff from Lloyds handed over the cheque during a visit to St Michael’s where they met staff and were given a tour of the facilities.

Paddy Nugent, Community Fundraising Manager at the Hospice, said the Big Quiz night had been a great success.

‘It was wonderful to see so many people attend,’ he said.

‘They have all helped raise a huge sum for two good causes.

‘We’re very grateful to Lloyds for their help on the night, and for taking the time to visit us and tour the Hospice.’

Taking part in the Big Quiz were a number of Herefordshire-based businesses.

The evening began with a welcome from Daily Mail political columnist, and Herefordshire resident, Quentin Letts, who formed a team featuring his wife, Lois, the Dean of Hereford, Michael Tavinor, and Glyn Morgan MBE, the Perpetual Trust Chief Executive.

The quiz featured rounds on sport, music and the year 2016.

Attending St Michael’s from Lloyds was Relationship Director for SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) Banking Wales and Borders, Mark Smith, and the Area Director for SME Banking at Lloyds, Rupert Harris.

If you would like to support your Hospice and promote your business at the same time, why not taking part in a trading day.

We are happy to talk to businesses big or small. So if you are interested in giving all or part of your working day to St Michael’s Hospice in return for us promoting your business on our website, social media and even in the press, call us on 01432 851 000.