The Harris Hill Series: our charity events
As part of our commitment to supporting the charity sector, we're delighted to be sponsoring the Harris Hill Charity Series of inter-charity challenge events, for a 7th consecutive year!
The series consists of a number of hotly contested events that include:
- The Charity Quiz Night
- The London Charity Softball League
- Ten Pin Bowling Night
With the events growing more popular every year, well over 100 charities have been involved in the 2016 series, with more than 1,000 participants and supporters getting involved. Charities fielding teams include RNIB, CRUK, Sparks, VSO, the British Heart Foundation, the Teenage Cancer Trust, NSPCC, CLIC Sargent, Marie Curie, Diabetes UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and many (many!) more.
As well as sponsoring the Harris Hill Charity Series, staff at Harris Hill regularly organise and participate in a range of charity fundraising activities, from ping-pong challenges to sponsored walks, the London Marathon and intrepid cycle rides!
It's November which means the big bowling night is thundering towards us: Thursday 10th November will see around 40 teams battling it out in the lanes at Rowans Finsbury Park - can anyone topple last year's runaway winners Age UK?
The London Charity Softball League 2016
What a season! This summer's league was by far the biggest ever with over 120 charities from all corners of the third sector keen to take part, including lots of new names taking up the challenge for the first time. With a maximum possible 88 teams, the tireless and super-efficient organising committee (read more about them here!) did an inspired job of combining charities with fewer players into full-sized formidable teams, allowing more organisations to get involved and forging some fantastic inter-charity friendships along the way.
With bucket-loads of commitment and enthusiasm come rain (and did it ever..) or shine, the teams fought it out valiantly for the Cup, the Plate, and (new this year) the Shield, sponsored by the brilliant team at Blue Step Solutions.
You can check out all the fixtures and winners here: all we can say is roll on next summer!
Charity Quiz Night - February 2016
This year's quiz night on 24th Feb was another huge success: enormous thanks to the organising committee, Patch Bar, Tiernan Douieb for terrific hosting and prizes, and by no means least, everyone who came and helped to raise nearly £1400 for Arts Emergency! Congratulations to winners Citizens Advice Bureau, plus runners-up Mind and Leonard Cheshire - impressive stuff!
Bowling Tournament - November 2015
Click here for photos and scores from November's Harris Hill Charity Bowling Tournament - well done to runaway winners Age UK, and congratulations and thanks to all who took part!