Meningitis Research Foundation was chosen as Bristows' charity of the year after the untimely passing of their friend and colleague, Joe Sako in November 2019. “Joe was loved and admired by everyone with whom he worked, and is sorely missed by all of us at Bristows.” Over the past year Bristows has raised an incredible £15,000 in his memory. We want to highlight some of the best Bristows fundraisers to date, hoping they’ll inspire other teams.
In June 2020, Bristows kicked off its fundraising activity with a fantastic quiz night over Zoom. With a huge turn-out of over 120 attendees, the quiz was a great success and raised over £2,000. The quiz was opened with an introduction to MRF from one of our directors, Rob Dawson, and included numerous rounds such as Music, Picture, Sports, Food & Drink, General Knowledge, Fancy Dress and a specialist “How well do you know Bristows?” round, all hosted by various partners and employees from across the firm.
“Despite the Covid-19 lockdown (meaning we were unable to kick off our fundraising for MRF with a live event as we would have liked) the quiz night was a roaring success. The majority of the firm got involved in some way, and the variety of activities and different rounds meant that there was something for everyone to enjoy. It got extremely competitive between the teams at the top of the table and provided everyone involved with a chance to see their colleagues again after several months of working from home. It was certainly an event to remember (mainly for the fancy dress) and kickstarted our fundraising for the year with a bang.”