Birmingham Brain Game raises almost £90,000 for the Marie Curie Hospice, West Midlands
This year's Birmingham Brain Game raised an amazing £89,627 for the Marie Curie Hospice, West Midlands. The evening was hosted by Heart FM’s Ed James and TV presenter Suzi Perry, with fellow TV star Anthea Turner and Opus Restaurant Chef-Director, David Colcombe, getting up on stage to read out some of the night’s quiz rounds. This year's event saw 350 of the brightest sparks from Birmingham’s business community vie for the title of Brain Game Champion 2014. The energy in the room was electric, with companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC); marketing solutions provider, St Ives; and the motorway services operator, Roadchef, slogging it out against private equity specialist, LDC, and health insurance provider, Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund to answer the brain-teasing questions. In the end, the team from PwC came out on top and walked away with the coveted Brain Game trophy. In addition to the celebrity-hosted quiz, guests also got the opportunity to bid for exclusive auction lots, with all funds raised going to help Marie Curie care for more people at our hospice in Solihull. Rory Daly, Senior Partner of CPBigwood, one of the largest Auction Houses in the UK, took to the stage to auction off some incredible prizes, including a week in a luxury alpine ski chalet, a Salvador Dali original and a VIP tour of the iconic home of the Aston Martin. At the end of the night, Marie Curie Nurse Meg Scoble gave an emotional speech about the care she and her fellow nurses provide for terminally ill people and their families. Thanks to everyone who took part in the Birmingham Brain Game, nurses like Meg will be able to help more people when they need it most.
See a selection of photos from the event