C5’s fifth annual digital speed quiz has raised over £2000 for local mental health charity Guernsey Mind.
The quiz, which was initially created to transform the traditional ‘pub quiz’ format, saw staff from the Channel Island technology business and their guests compete using only an app run on smart devices such as phones or tablets.
The event held at The Duke of Richmond Hotel in Guernsey was attended by over 65 competitors and the questions tested the participants’ traditional trivia knowledge against the clock.
Marc Lainé, Managing Director of C5 Alliance, said: “We’ve been running this quiz for five years now and it’s become a well-loved tradition and crucially, it’s about raising money for an excellent cause. The support that Guernsey Mind provides can transform lives so anything we can do to help that is a no-brainer. We’d also like to thank everyone that donated gifts for our raffle and auction as without that we wouldn’t have been able to raise the money.
“It’s important for us to keep the conversation about mental health on the local agenda; we want to make every effort to help overcome the stigma often attached with mental health. Guernsey Mind is our charity of choice because of the fantastic work they do to help tackle this.”
Guernsey Mind entered a team into the quiz and were impressed with the fast-paced format of the event.
“We’re really thankful to receive this invaluable support from C5 Alliance. We want to promote understanding of mental health but also encourage a positive attitude towards mental wellbeing and by doing this we can make it easier for people to get the right help. C5’s annual donation from this quiz really goes a long way!”
“Mental health is indiscriminate and can affect anyone at any point in their life, no matter how ‘picture perfect’ their life can seem from the outside. It is fitting that a technology company, which is at the forefront of the digital age we live in, is supporting a mental health charity as people are spending a lot more time online so we’re seeing more and more how this affects their welfare.”
The charity provides a service that promotes positive mental health for the local community and campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and encourage understanding. More information can be found here.