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Cash for Kids Christmas Appeal

Newcastle United Players drop by to support Cash for Kids Christmas Appeal

For the past four years here at Quorum, we’ve been proud to support the Cash for Kids charity, you could say that it’s become something of a park Christmas tradition.

The Cash for Kids mission is simple: to raise money for local children and young people who in the local community who are disadvantaged or who simply need extra care and guidance.

The charity recognises that, at Christmas time, every local child should have something to wake up to on Christmas morning, so as the nights start drawing in, Quorum asks its tenants and the wider community to donate toys and gifts. These are then distributed to over 39,000 children in the North East. For many, it might be the only Christmas present they receive.

The collection of gifts is only one part of the support that the Park provides to the charity, they also provide a collection point and sorting space for the toys that are donated from across the region.

Debbie Craig, Cash for Kids’ Events and Projects Executive, said: “Without the support of Quorum Business Park, in terms of donations and the space that they provide, we simply would not be able to collect and distribute so many toys. The park’s dedication to helping Cash for Kids really does make a big difference to children’s lives in the North East.”

Laura Barber, Events & Sustainability Manager, here at Quorum said: “Cash for Kids is a fantastic charity, which does so much for children living in poverty in the North East. Quorum is proud to actively support such a good cause and hopes that its involvement can make local children’s Christmases a little bit happier.”

Last week Newcastle United Players, Steven Taylor and Jack Alnwick popped along to our Q2 building to support volunteers in the Q2 building.

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Quorum Christmas Market

Our Annual Christmas Market was back, bigger than ever!

Over 850 members of staff attended the Quorum Christmas Market in our Q9 Building, One of the most popular events on the Quorum Event’s calendar this years event did not disappoint with one of our business events yet!

All guests were treated to a complimentary mince pie and glass of mulled wine, whilst they browsed over 40 stalls offering tasty treats, gifts and fabulous lunch options.

As well as crepes, cupcakes and churros, pies were available in abundance with stalls from the New Zealand Pie Co, Prince of Pies and Tasty Thai Deli
Benton Cat and Dog Shelter were also on hand to advise tenants and members of the community how they could support the charity over the Christmas period.

Metro Radio’s Kenny D set the festive vibe with Christmas music and there was a special performance by the singers of Longbenton Community College choir.

Shoppers also had the opportunity to win hotel stays, champagne lunches and food hampers in Quorum’s ’12 Days of Christmas’ raffle.

Quorum events manager Laura Barber said: “This was our most successful market to date – we couldn’t’t believe the crowds! People were out in force making the most of the different festive foods on offer, whilst generally enjoying the festive cheer. Hopefully we’ve succeeded in getting everyone geared up for the Christmas season.”

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Quorum Stars!

Well done to Tesco Bank’s Chris Hymers who has won the first Quorum Star award!

Here at Quorum we pride ourselves as being the ‘Better Place to Work’ so we’re happy to recognise members of staff across the Park who make the commitment to improve the working lives of others and bring fun and excitement into the workplace. We’re doing this with the Quorum Star Award. The first winner is Tesco Bank’s Chris Hymers.

Chris organised a Movember Football Tournament that saw teams from across the Business Park compete for a ‘Mo Quo’ Trophy with extra goodies donated by Movember.

Chris arranged prizes, teams and fixtures deespite the fact he isn’t a footbal fan. Chris will £10 High Street Vouchers and a Quorum Goody bag

Would you like to nominate someone who goes the extra mile in making your workplace a better place to work?

If so email, hub@quorumbp.co.uk with your nominations. We’ll be anouncing Quorum Stars Quartlerly.