Ciena raises over £700 for KidsOut with virtual pub quiz!

The last day of April saw Ciena holding a pub quiz across the UK to raise much-needed funds for KidsOut, with an impressive £700 and £167.50 in Gift Aid raised that will go towards the charity’s efforts to provide every mother and child in refuge with a trip to the cinema once restrictions are lifted.

Whilst the rain lashed down outside, Ciena employees and their families huddled around their laptops, competitive spirits ablaze and facing down 40 tricky general knowledge questions, written and hosted by Lydia Rees, the CienaCares champion for the UK. From Portsmouth to the Isle of Man, it was heads together and fingertips at the ready.

Things were off to a shaky start with a Biology question about pangolins, but once Star Wars came up, everyone was in their stride. With heated debate amongst the generations, and a few long-term relationships being tested when it came to the lyrics of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, there was much fun had by all and a few facts learnt along the way!

Ciena will be hosting another quiz at the end of May: it was a great way raising money, with the two added advantages of staying connected to colleagues and finding something to do with the evening! Maybe no questions about pangolins next time…

Everyone at KidsOut would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and donated through the Ciena quiz! Ciena have long supported KidsOut and the charity is extremely grateful for the continued partnership. If anyone wants help setting up a virtual quiz or any other fundraising event, the KidsOut team would love to hear from you! Email info@kidsout.org.uk for more information!