The charity coffers of The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity and Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue have been boosted after Lancashire’s business community joined forces to raise £4,000 for the causes.

A total of 116 people pitted their wits against the county’s biggest business brains in aid of the charities at WHN Solicitors’ third charity quiz event, held at The Stables Country Club in Bury.

Attendees enjoyed pie and pea supper before their knowledge was put to the test across six quiz rounds on topics including local knowledge, sport, entertainment, music and general knowledge, as well as a picture round.

AFG Law were victorious, scooping the winner’s trophy and champagne, while PM&M Accountants placed second. A John Lewis gift voucher was secured by Farrow & Farrow estate and letting agents as a spot prize, while five raffle prizes were also handed out including an Amazon Echo and an afternoon tea experience at Mellor-based Stanley House Hotel and Spa.

The successful event racked-up a record £3,182, while WHN bolstered the funds to £4,000 before evenly distributing the proceeds between The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity and Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue.

David McCann, senior partner at WHN Solicitors, which has seven offices across Lancashire and Greater Manchester, said: “A huge thank you to everyone who came to support the event and more importantly, the two charities. We had 29 teams taking part, up from 17 last year, which meant we were able to more than double 2017’s quiz fundraising efforts.

“The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity and Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue both provide pivotal support to families and animals across Lancashire, relying on the support and generosity of the local community, so we’re really grateful for everyone rallying together to support these worthy causes.”

The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity provides support to children and their families with brain tumours and post-surgery disabilities, while Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue specialises in rehoming abandoned, unwanted and neglected animals throughout the Rossendale Valley.