Come along to The Botanist, test your knowledge and raise your glasses to local Charity the Friary.
Charity Quiz nights hosted every Wednesday evening at The Botanist in West Bridgford, offer customers the chance to socialise & relax over a drink and food after recent lockdowns whilst providing easy-going, socially distanced fundraising for local charity, the Friary. Welfare benefits advice at the Friary’s recently opened Friary Advice Centre on Musters Road next door to the Drop-In is being stepped up this month to take into account the anticipated increase in demand from local people falling into financial hardship. Help is on hand to those who need it, simply contact the Friary to make an appointment, please tell people not to be afraid to ask for help. Homelessness can be closer than people think so preventative measures are best to take early.
Quiz nights, all socially distanced, have already raised approx £100 per evening from local fun-loving participants wanting to do their bit for a great cause. To boost funds further, a voluntary donation of £1 is being added to a diner’s bill throughout June/July to draw attention to this charity’s work and hopefully supplement fundraising that wasn’t always possible for the Friary during lockdown. In addition to this, the venue plans to branch out from its quizzes and relaunch its highly anticipated Musical Bingo sessions on the last Wednesday of each Month for the same cause.
QUOTE from THE BOTANIST…….
“It has been an absolute pleasure welcoming people back through our doors since reopening on the 17th May. We have been overwhelmed with support and generosity from all of our guests since reopening which is lovely after such a difficult year for many. With this in mind we wanted to give a little bit back to our friends in the local area, whilst having a bit of fun at the same time! The Friary are doing fantastic things for people in our community and we look forward to continuing to work closely with them over the coming weeks.” Says Harry, Assistant General Manager at The Botanist.
“Homelessness is a growing concern here in Nottingham and Rushcliffe, particularly amongst younger men & women and we want to ensure help is always available to them. We are grateful to Harry and the team at The Botanist for contacting our office to offer to help especially at this time,” says Ben Talbot, Chief Exec for the Friary.
“We hope local residents will recognise and understand the work done by the Friary is only possible if we continue to be supported by local people and businesses. There are countless ways to help and this is a great example of community pulling together whilst still enabling fun. We are so grateful to The Botanist and thank Harry and his team for their enthusiasm to help promote us. This year we have been unable to host many of our regular fundraising events which usually form the bread and butter of our funding.” says Helen Jones, Marketing & Communications Officer for the Friary.