L-R: Natalie Allcock, Darren White (Solicitor), Kelly Monaghan (Solicitor) and Gillian Wilson (Fundraising Manager at Mac House)
Maxwell Hodge Solicitors held a Christmas Charity Quiz Night in Woolton village in aid of Mac House on 7th December 2017.
The quiz had 8 specially themed Christmas rounds and was a great opportunity for local businesses to come together in support of the charity. In addition to the quiz itself Maxwell Hodge also hosted a raffle and a silent auction. The night was a huge success. Maxwell Hodge have currently raised in excess of £3,000 for the charity.
Mac House offers free accommodation to families and carers who have children staying at Alder Hey Hospital and there are no limits to how long or how often families can stay. The 84 rooms are funded purely from voluntary donations as Mac House does not receive monies from any other sources. £25 will pay for a room for a family for one night. The cost of accommodating a family for one week is approximately £175 and the annual running costs of the House amount to £600,000.
Over half the children cared for at Alder Hey come from outside Liverpool as far afield as Staffordshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man. With more than 300 beds for sick children, Ronald McDonald House provides parents with accommodation for over 2000 families each year.
Claire Banks director at Maxwell Hodge said “Mac House is such a deserving charity and we are very proud to be working with them. We also owe a huge thank you to the generosity of the businesses who donated our raffle and silent auction prizes.”
On receiving the cheque, Gill Wilson, Fundraising manager at Mac House, said “We are delighted with the fundraising efforts of Maxwell Hodge. The monies raised from the quiz enable us to support more families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.”
Maxwell Hodge continue to sponsor Mac House this year, with more exciting fund raising events.