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Local businesses raise £13,000 for Barnardo’s

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A committee made up of local businesses today presented a cheque for £13,000 to the UK’s leading children’s charity Barnardo’s.

The money was raised from the committee’s organisation of the prestigious annual Question of Sport event held at the Peterborough Holiday Inn. The event, held in October, saw two teams of celebrities battling it out under the watchful eye of chairman for the night Bob Ballard from Radio 5 Live.

Cheque presentation

Committee member and chief organiser Mark Stevens from Preston’s Physiotherapy said “The Question of Sport Evening is now in its third year and continues to go from strength to strength. The fact that last year we managed to raise £13,000 for Barnardo’s is a testament to the generosity of the people of Peterborough.” He continued “The great attendance we had on the night was a response to the fantastic celebrities who gave up their time to join us.”

Celebrities on the night included household names such as Olympic hurdler Colin Jackson, snooker legend Willie Thorn, the world’s strongest man Geoff Capes, and POSH keeper Mark Tyler.

Accepting the cheque was Barnardo’s UK Head of Marketing and Communications Andrew Nebel who said “It is astonishing that so much money has been raised from one event. The efforts of the Peterborough Fundraising Committee in organising this event are tremendous and I would strongly recommend anyone who did not attend to put it in their diary for this year.”

The group were also presented with a certificate of appreciation by Barnardo’s in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the charity.

This year’s Question of Sport event is scheduled to take place on the 19th October 2006 at the East Of England Showground.

For more details contact NB Marketing Ltd on 0870 90 60 630
E-mail: [email protected]

March 2006




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