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Marc Thomas from Conyer’s Dill & Pearman receives one of his team’s prizes for winning the Corporate Challenge Pub Quiz from Maple House manager Joy White, as Professionals for Hope Chairperson Joan Dowling and other Maple House staff members look on.
A quiz night organised by the Professionals for Hope has raised vital funds for the renovation of Maple House, the facility for mentally and/or physically handicapped young people.
Teams of four to six people from many of the Island’s professional firms participated in the fun event held at Fidel Murphy’s.
Contestants had to answer questions and identify photographs, company logos and musical pieces.
“Our first fundraising event was a tremendous success with 14 enthusiastic teams competing in a trivia challenge,” said Professional for Hope fundraising leader David Stewart.
“We supported Professionals for Hope by raising CI$1790 for Maple House.”
The law firm Conyer’s Dill & Pearman won the event, with a team from the Appleby law firm coming in a close second. The winners took home half a case of wine donated by Tattersall Imports.
Professionals for Hope chairperson Joan Dowling explained to the participants that Professionals for Hope had two main objectives with the Maple House project.
She said, “First, our goal is providing assistance to those in need who appear to have somehow been forgotten by society.
“Second, we want to remind the community that every person has value and those who are disabled and their caregivers have a very special place in our society. There is so much we can learn from them.”
Four of the Maple House staff members attended the event as well. Ms Dowling encouraged the quiz participants to ask the staff members any questions they had about Maple House. She also encouraged the contestants to visit the facility.
“The staff and residents love having visitors,” she said.
Besides the prize for the winning team, participants were also able to win individual prizes by answering spot questions. Those prizes included gift certificates at Ristorante Pappagallo and Copper Falls, a magnum of champagne donated by Jacques Scott, helicopter rides on Cayman Helicopters, memberships at King’s Gym and a round-trip ticket to any Cayman Airways destination.
With the money raised at the pub quiz, Professionals for Hope are now nearly three-quarters of the way to raising the CI$60,000 needed to make the identified renovations to Maple House and buying the needed new furniture. Anyone wishing to donate funds or time to the project should contact Ms Dowling on 814-4821.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - Cayman NetNews