Over 70 people from Bristol based businesses, including Clarke Willmott, took part in a charity Monopoly challenge which took place in Bristol city centre.
The challenge was hosted by Clarke Willmott in order to raise money for the Quartet Community Foundation. Teams took to the streets of Bristol to take part in a real life game of Monopoly, making their way around the board and taking part in quizzes and challenges including a lego house building competition.
The event raised £1400 which will be doubled by Clarke Willmott. The amount raised will be then be eligible for Government Grassroots match funding which can add an additional 50 per cent of the total raised, making a grand total of £4200.
Quartet is the regional branch of The Community Foundation which is the national charity of Clarke Willmott. The purpose of the charity is to inspire, support and strengthen communities and enrich local life, in particular aiming their efforts at the disadvantaged people and less well supported causes. To date there are over 60 community foundations across the UK.
Bonnie Martin, Partner and head of corporate responsibility at Clarke Willmott said: “The evening was a great success and everyone had a very enjoyable time. The team from Stride Treglown dressed as the Bowler Hat icon from the Monopoly game and was awarded some champagne for their efforts. There was much jovial bribery which was encouraged as teams were penalised raising more money for the charity.
We are really pleased to have raised so much money for this great cause. The Community Foundation is a perfect charitable cause for Clarke Willmott as it enables the firm to raise money within each of our four offices as well as on a firm wide level and the money is given back to our local communities.”
The winners on the night were Crest Nicholson, with Clydesdale Bank in second, Allied Irish Bank in third and Ridge and Partners in fourth.