Light Fund Raises £15K

Annual U.K. quiz night raised a record amount for charity.

The U.K. licensing industry took over the Emirates Stadium’s Royal Oak room Nov. 19 and raised more than £15,000 for charity at The Light Fund London Quiz.

The sell-out event, which was held at Arsenal FC’s stadium for the first time, brought together more than 350 members of the licensing industry as 45 teams battled it out.

The victors of the eight-round quiz were the team from Copyrights, which entered under the team name the Copy-Mights. At the other end of the scoreboard, the recipients of the magnificent Pants of Doom (for coming in last place), was Global Licensing. Rainbow Productions won the prize for best team name–The Furry Arse N’Alls moniker.

“Tonight, we have raised over £15,000, which is a record for this event. This makes 2015 the best year ever for The Light Fund, with a massive £150,000 having been raised over the last 12 months,” says Trevor Jones of Danilo, who serves as chairman of The Light Fund. “We will be able to fund projects with approaching 30 registered charities and make a difference to thousands and thousands of people in the U.K. and overseas. Since we started the charity 11 years ago, we have now raised £885,000. Wouldn’t it be nice to get to the £1million next year?”

Sponsors of the quiz night included Allsorts, Amscan, Bionic Communications, Blueprint, Blues, Brand Licensing Europe, Bulldog, Kinnerton, Max Publishing, Rainbow Productions, Rocket, Ryker Sear, Start Licensing and Warner Bros.