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Leicestershire business community get together for local cancer charity

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Businesses from across Leicestershire all got together for a fun night of food and a variety of entertainment in aid of local cancer research charity Hope Against Cancer at a curry evening organised by Kazzoo IT Solutions and Mocha Marketing, hosted by Leicestershire pub company, Steamin’ Billy. 

Tickets had sold out months prior to the event, resulting in over 130 guests descending on The Parcel Yard pub, owned by Steamin’ Billy. Everyone in attendance was keen to sample the various curries and were equally keen to get involved in the evening’s activities. Headline sponsor 360 Autoleasing hosted the evening’s entertainment, starting with a quiz where tickets for the recent Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin fight were up for grabs, followed by an exciting game of beer pong, both of which went down a storm with the evening’s guests.

The quiz was closely contested up until the question ‘how many Premier League football teams have a bird on their crest?’ was asked, which soon separated many opinions. The winner of the Joshua vs Povetkin tickets also kindly donated these back for a one-off auction, contributing to another £350 being raised in the process. 

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The raffle also featured a wealth of prizes donated by both the local business community and individuals, including sports tickets, electronic goods and food & drinks vouchers, all of which helped raise over £3200 for Hope Against Cancer’s work in understanding the causes of cancer. 

Jenkins & Jenkins, Index DFE, ADT Taxis, Maxi Low Van and Eileen Richards Recruitment also showed their support as event sponsors on the night. 

Hope Against Cancer Chief Executive Nigel Rose spoke of his gratitude to everyone who made the event such a success:

“All of the sponsors and guests really made this such a fun and special night for us here at Hope Against Cancer. I’d like to say a special thank you to Kazzoo IT Solutions and Mocha Marketing for putting the night together and our headline sponsor 360 Autoleasing for an entertaining and fun quiz. Steamin’ Billy also deserve a special shout-out for hosting us in The Parcel Yard, and of course, everyone else who either sponsored or donated to the event. We are all so grateful to the business community here in Leicester for its continued support and enabling us to continue our work into cancer research.” 

Chris Cain, Managing Director at Kazzoo IT Solutions and avid fundraiser for Hope Against Cancer expressed: “We are so proud to be key supporters of Hope Against Cancer and we’re excited to start planning next year’s curry night in aid of the charity. Witnessing such a great turnout and positive feedback from the guests made it even more special for everybody involved.” 

Alex Stone, Client Services & Marketing Director at Mocha Marketing, also added: “What a night it was! Everyone was in good spirits and it was really great to see how much they were up for the night’s activities. To co-host such an amazing night in aid of a wonderful local charity like Hope Against Cancer, complete with good food and company, means a lot to us here at Mocha Marketing and we’re proud to have put this night together with Kazzoo and Steamin’ Billy.”

Hope Against Cancer is also hosting a number of other events in the near future, details of which can be found at http://hopeagainstcancer.org.uk/events/upcoming-events/

The charity’s work prioritises detecting cancer earlier and researching effective treatments for those affected by the condition. Hope Against Cancer also conducts clinical trials at Leicester Royal Infirmary and the funds raised from events such as the curry night are vital in enabling the charity to carry these out. 

Further information about Hope Against Cancer’s work can be accessed at http://hopeagainstcancer.org.uk/.

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19th of May 2020

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