A law firm has helped to raise hundreds of pounds in aid of hospice care with a quiz event.

Clough & Willis, which is based in both Little Lever and Bury, raised the money during the 25th annual quiz, which the firm competed in last week.

Together they and other companies raised a total of £450 for Bury Hospice at an event held at Elton Vale Sports Club on Thursday March 16.

Managing partner Lee Marston said: “After a pandemic driven hiatus it was fantastic to once again see so many clients, friends and colleagues having fun together.

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“Over the years, the quiz has become a highlight in our calendar and raising funds for Bury Hospice’s vital work is always the icing on the cake and makes all the hard work worth it.”

A total of 70 people attended, making up 22 teams drawn from across industries including banking, marketing, property, accounting, IT and financial services.

Lex Business Solutions ended up triumphing at the quiz event after guessing how many words there are in Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets.

They came just ahead of second place Handelsbanken, while the picture round was won by I-com International.

The quiz event will help to fund the vital work done by Bury Hospice which, since first opening its doors in June 1991, has helped thousands of people through extremely difficult times.

The hospice costs around £3.5million a year to run and, aside from a 20 per cent contribution from the NHS, gets its income from fundraising, retail and lottery.

This means that any additional funds raised by events like the annual quiz are always gratefully received.

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Hospice head of fundraising Tracy Barnes said: “We are extremely grateful for the support Clough & Willis have shown to us.

“We are delighted to receive this donation, it’s great when local businesses support our work.

“As a hospice, we provide a vital service for the local community in Bury caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses and supporting their families.

“This donation will help us continue to care for those who need us most, thank you.”