04 May 2020
London, United Kingdom, 4th May 2020.
DP World London Gateway raised a record-breaking £47,250 for two charities, Meningitis Now and Little Havens Hospice, making it their most successful charity quiz to date.
The money was raised at DP World London Gateway’s annual charity quiz, held at Orsett Hall in November 2019.
Over 400 people attended the event to raise money for Meningitis Now and Little Havens Hospice, the Port and Logistics Park's two chosen charities.
The night formed of a construction challenge which saw Intergen create the tallest tower of the night, London Gateway trivia and a general knowledge quiz where Maritime Transport emerged as our winners, a raffle and a silent auction.
Great prizes were won in the raffle, from tablets and 50” 4K TV to wine, vouchers and more. The silent auction saw highest bidders secure experiences such as a private box at the O2 Arena to watch comedian Jack Whitehall, memorabilia signed by top professional golfers and a spa break.
Speaking about the annual fundraiser Ernst Schulze, DP World London Gateway commented:
“It is an honour to support two fantastic charities that work tirelessly to make life better for thousands of people in our community. Listening to the heart-breaking personal stories moved everyone. All participants showed incredible enthusiasm and knowledge. Great evening for a great cause. Thank you everyone! “
Little Havens provides palliative nursing and supportive care to babies, children and teenagers living with complex or incurable conditions across Essex. Their specialist Care Team can support them and their family throughout illness, death and bereavement, in the comfort of their own home or at the hospice. Little Havens provides palliative nursing and supportive care to babies, children and teenagers living with complex or incurable conditions across Essex. Their specialist Care Team can support them and their family throughout illness, death and bereavement, in the comfort of their own home or at the hospice.
Tanya King, Philanthropy Manager at Havens Hospices said:
“We cannot thank DP World London Gateway enough for their incredible donation to Little Havens. We’re so grateful especially during these difficult times where the majority of our fundraising events have been postponed or cancelled”.
Liz, a mother whose daughter and family use Little Havens’ care services attended on the night and gave a speech about the care her and her family have received.
“Little Havens must raise over £40,000 a week to be there for everyone who needs us and this would not be possible without the consistent, generous support of businesses like theirs – they are truly helping us continue to fulfil our promise of ‘Making every day count’ for the children and families we care for.”
Meningitis Now is working towards a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need.
Corporate Fundraising Officer Matt Stephenson said:
“This is an incredible amount and especially during these challenging times when other funding channels are not available to us it will make a massive difference”.
“The amount DP World London Gateway has raised over the years is absolutely amazing. Their enthusiasm and dedication will enable us to continue rising awareness of meningitis and support individuals and families who have been impacted by this devastating disease. On behalf of everyone associated with Meningitis Now thank you so much.”