Media industry VIPs tested their brainpower in Holborn last night, pitting their wits against one another to raise more than £55,000 for youth helpline charity Get Connected.
Get Qu?zzical is an interactive quiz event sponsored by media marketing and digital agencies m/SIX and Rocket Fuel and is the third annual media quiz to bring together top creative, PR and news agencies for charity. Comedian Rory McGrath hosted the event at London hotspot Sway Bar, and teams went head to head with the support of quiz champions including 2014 Mastermind winner Clive Dunning, long-time supporter of Get Connected.
Funds raised from the event will support the growing UK service which helps vulnerable children and young people find support with issues as varied as self-harm, sexual health, homelessness and unemployment. Last year, Get Connected supported 250,000 under 25s in crisis. This is expected to rise to more than 330,000 in the next 12 months.
Jess Burley, CEO of m/SIX and Get Connected Trustee, says: "It's truly fantastic that so many people have gotten behind this event to support Get Connected. Our collective fundraising efforts will make a huge difference to the charity, enabling them to raise awareness of their vital helpline service so that they can support thousands more young people in need. It is undoubtedly a tough world for those starting out in life today, but together, we can ensure that Get Connected is there for them, whenever they need help."
Andy McNab, UK Managing Director at Rocket Fuel says: "What a fantastic event! A great time was had by all and we managed to raise a significant amount of money for such a deserving charity, helping vulnerable young people across the UK. Jess and her team at m/SIX have done a great job at both raising awareness and much needed funds for Get Connected. I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in this event."
Jessica Taplin, CEO at Get Connected, says: "Get Connected is truly thankful to everyone for their hard work in making this event such a success – it makes such an impact on our work to help young people find a brighter future. We are the only UK helpline service that can help young people with any issue, and we are supporting more and more children and young people every year. With your support, we can continue our vital work – thank you."
For more information, please visit www.getconnected.org.uk
NOTES TO EDITORS: For more information or accompanying images please contact Catherine Sweet, Marketing & Communications Manager at Get Connected: 020 7009 2516 / [email protected]
- Get Connected is the UK's free, confidential and multi-issue helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don't know where to turn. We help young people find a path to a brighter future.
- Get Connected help children and young people no matter where they are in the UK and no matter what the issue. Our service is available 365 days a year over the phone, via web chat, email or our free app. Our website also includes a searchable directory of support services, plus information, advice and guidance on mental and emotional wellbeing from our trusted partners.
- Get Connected is registered charity number 1081840 and depends entirely on voluntary donations. Get Connected is a key partner of Child Helpline International, a global network of 192 child helplines in 145 countries.
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