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Annual quiz raises £5,000 for The Princes Trust

 

Article date:  10/10/2014

Higgs & Sons has held another successful Annual Charity Quiz, attracting 51 teams and raising more than £5,000 for charity.

Proceeds from this year's event will go to the UK's leading youth charity The Prince's Trust.

Raising a grand total of £5,041, the quiz took place at The Venue in Dudley and was attended by Higgs' clients and fellow professionals from across the Midlands.

The Prince's Trust supports disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Prince's Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law.

Three in four young people supported by The Prince's Trust move into work, education or training. Tim Jones, from Higgs & Sons, said: "We had a record number of teams and raised over £5,000 for a great cause - The Prince's Trust.

"Those that attended had a superb evening of quiz competition and we thank all our clients and contacts for their support and doing their bit to help our Community Matters programme. It was absolutely brilliant."

A spokesperson for The Prince's Trust said: "We are extremely grateful to Higgs & Sons and all those who so generously took part in the Annual Charity Quiz. We are delighted that with their help, more young people in Dudley will find the skills they need to overcome barriers and move into work education or training."

Higgs & Sons is based in the heart of the Black Country at the Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill. The growing team now boasts 100 plus specialist lawyers available to support clients in a comprehensive range of business and private sectors.

Charity quiz 2014

About The Prince's Trust

Youth charity The Prince's Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Prince's Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law. The Trust's programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince's Trust move into work, education or training.

The Prince of Wales's charity has helped 750,000 young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day. Further information about The Prince's Trust is available at princes-trust.org.uk / 0800 842 842 / facebook.com/princestrust / Twitter: @PrincesTrust

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