JCI Edinburgh put their heads together for Barnardos


Thursday 17 June 2010 :: 7pm – 11pm :: Edinburgh Sports Club, 7 Belford Place, Edinburgh, EH4 3DH

JCI Edinburgh is aiming to raise over £500 for the Barnardos Caern Project at a charity quiz night in the capital on Thursday 17 June.

Edinburgh’s brightest young business brains will be pitted against each other as they compete to be crowned JCI pub quiz champion. Competitors will pay £5 per person to enter, there will be a prize for the winning team and a raffle will raise extra funds for the charity.

JCI Edinburgh is part of Junior Chamber International, the worldwide personal development organisation for business people in their 20s and 30s. It holds numerous social and fundraising events throughout the year and offers a stimulating range of activities to enable members to develop communication, presentation, leadership, project management, networking and business skills.

Simone Medonos, JCI Edinburgh’s Communities and Environment Director, is organising the event and is hoping to see lots of new faces on the night.

She says: “One of the most important things about JCI is the opportunities it creates to meet new and interesting people. That’s why we encourage non-members to come along to events like the quiz night and find out what we have to offer while having fun and raising money for a good cause.”

For an annual fee of £80, JCI members can access a wide-ranging programme of events, training and social opportunities. A voluntary organisation, JCI also has a long history of charitable work and fundraising. Recent local projects have seen members volunteer at the Grassmarket Mission, a drop-in service, helping to cook meals free of charge for those who need it most, as well as regular blood donor events.

In 2010, JCI Edinburgh is committing its resources to fundraising for the Barnardo’s Caern Project. Meaning “a little bit”, Barnardo’s Caern project, provides short-term residential breaks in Edinburgh and support at home, to children and young people with a profound learning disability and who may also have severe physical and emotional problems.

Kenny Logan, President of JCI Edinburgh explains why the organisation nominated the charity:

“We are a local organisation so wanted to choose a local charity and the Caern Project is responsible for a lot of valuable work in our community.

He adds: “We have already raised over £1200 for the Caern Project this year, through an incredibly successful Burns Night supper and Ceilidh. I hope that by diverting our energies to one local cause, we can really make a difference.

Funds raised by JCI Edinburgh could be used in a variety of ways by Barnardo’s Caern Project including: outings for the 35 children and young people, specialist toys for children with disabilities, specialist sleep counsellors or gardening materials for the sensory garden at Caern House.

JCI Edinburgh will raise even more money for the charity in July when five of its members face their fears at a sponsored glass walk at Edinburgh Zoo.

To register for the quiz or find out how to sponsor a glass walker, please email simone_medonos@jciedinburgh.org.uk. For more information about this and other JCI events, please visit http://www.jciedinburgh.org.uk or contact JCI Edinburgh President Kenny Logan: kenneth_logan@jciedinburgh.org.uk.

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For more information about this story, please contact Lucy Smith :: 0131 225 7880 :: lucy@hottinroof.co.uk


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