C5 Alliance has raised £941 for Guernsey Mind at the island’s first ever speed quiz event held recently.
Designed to completely transform the traditional pub quiz format C5 Alliance’s staff and guests were challenged to a quiz run entirely from the quizmaster’s laptop, each team taking part using a smart phone or tablet. Over a number of rounds the teams had to beat each other on time and answer questions on variety of topics including music, science and technology and general knowledge.
Marc Lainé, managing director of C5 Alliance Group in Guernsey said: “As C5’s charity of choice, we are always looking for ways to support Guernsey Mind and the fantastic work it does.
“Raising money for the charity through an event with our staff and clients was a no brainer. We wanted to host an event that was entirely digital and the feedback from everyone was that this fast, online format was a lot of fun. Most importantly we raised money for this local charity.
“The help that Guernsey Mind provides can be life-changing and we hope that this contribution will help them to continue their good work.”
John Curran, Guernsey Mind chairman said C5 Alliance’s support was invaluable.
“Our vision is to create of a society that promotes good mental health for the people of Guernsey and that treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively and with respect. C5 Alliance continues to help us promote this message and raise awareness for mental health. We’re grateful for their input and the money they raise. The speed quizzing was very entertaining and proved a mental challenge for lots of guests taking part,” he said.
‘Speed Quizzing’ has become a regular event in Jersey run by host Will Davey but this event was the first of its kind in Guernsey. C5 Alliance has undertaken a number of other initiatives to support Guernsey Mind. Last year, the company donated two computers to assist with the charity’s office work and provided speakers to allow staff to monitor media publications. C5 also contributes employee time to assist with Mind’s IT requirements, including the recent migration of Mind’s systems to Microsoft Office 365.