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Workchain Helps to Organise the 2019 Derbyshire Brain Game in Support of Marie Curie

The 2019 Derbyshire Brain Game event will be held on the 10th of October 2019, raising funds for Marie Curie. The event , which is in its eighth year, will raise money to support the care of terminally ill patients in the Derby area. Over the past seven years combined, this glittering corporate event has raised a total of £245,000 for the Marie Curie nursing service.

Company Participation

The Derbyshire Brain Game is organised entirely by teams of volunteers, including representatives from Workchain, Smith Cooper Accountants, Marketing Derby and Derby College, among others. The committee is also appealing for more local business representatives to step forward and become involved in the event in 2019.

Corporate teams are invited to book a table for the event, which includes a drinks reception and three-course meal as well as participation in a general knowledge quiz. The quiz part of the evening features eight interactive multimedia rounds. Opportunities are also available throughout the evening to participate in both a raffle and a live auction, with exclusive prizes to be won.

Companies providing sponsorship for the event can choose from two packages, each of which includes branding and promotional benefits.

2018 Event

Last year’s Derbyshire event in 2018 raised a total of £51,000 for Marie Curie, which equates to approximately 2,500 nursing hours. The exciting event was the first time the quiz ended on a tie-breaker, with representatives from two teams competing in an additional round to determine the winner. Almost £14,000 was raised throughout the evening from auction bids.

About Marie Curie

Marie Curie is a charitable organisation that provides nursing care to patients in the UK suffering from a terminal illness. The hosts of the 2018 Brain Game event included Coreen Astle, clinical nurse manager, who reminded participants of how much all monies raised can mean to a person dealing with a terminal illness who would like to die at home surrounded by those they love.

Marie Curie has a team of 2,160 nurses that can provide at-home, end-of-life care, including pain management and a variety of specialist approaches and treatments. The charity also operates nine hospices and has volunteer helpers who are on hand to spend a few hours visiting patients at home each week to provide emotional and practical support where needed. As a charity, Marie Curie relies on donations and fundraising to be able to continue to offer these vital services.

Claire James

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