Smith & Williamson raise £4,000 for Arc Cafe

Bristol insolvency professionals raised more than £4,000 for Ara’s Arc Café after getting their thinking caps on for a quiz night hosted by accountancy, tax and investment management group Smith & Williamson.

The “Nearly Christmas Charity Quiz” has been held by the firm’s restructuring and recovery services department in Bristol for the past six years.

This year it raised £4,080 for Ara’s Arc Café at St Mary Redcliffe Church. Over the past seven years it has raised almost £18,000 for local charities.

Gil Lemon, partner in Smith & Williamson’s restructuring and recovery services said, ” We tend to select smaller local charities for whom the money raised can make a real difference. The event has become a fixture in the diary for many local firms and this year’s quiz was our best attended so far.”

Ara’s CEO Graham England added, “All of the money raised will go towards ensuring we can help more people rebuild their self-confidence, work skills and ultimately achieve paid employment. We can’t thank Smith & Williamson enough for holding the fundraising quiz and also thank those who attended for their support.”