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Blades provide fundraising boost for Comic Relief

11 March 2015

United staff, players and sponsors came together to raise more than £2,000 for Comic Relief.

Bramall Lane's International Bar played host to The Big Blades Sponsor Interactive Quiz which saw teams pitted against each other in a fully-interactive pub quiz.

The event, which was sponsored by Burrows Toyota, saw digital printing company Pinders crowned as the Blades' brainiest sponsor and included a raffle which saw first team players Stefan Scougall, Mark Howard, Ryan Flynn, Jamie Murphy and Jason Holt present the prizes.

Leading pub entertainment company Redtooth, sponsor of United and the largest supplier of pub quizzes to the UK, presented the evening and supplied the latest revolutionary key-pad technology for the event.

The technology allows quizzes to be cheat-free and was the first of its kind to be introduced to the UK, moving on from the traditional pen and paper format.

Dave McCarthy, operations director at United, said: "The quiz night was a brilliant way to bring everyone involved with the Club together for a great cause, with all proceeds going to Comic Relief.

"We're delighted to have fundraised in a way which involved staff, players and sponsors of the Club and I'd like to thank Redtooth for supplying the technology and Burrows Toyota for sponsoring the event and making it possible, as well as all the generous people who took part and donated on the night."

Glyn Holmes, general manager of Burrows Toyota, said: "We're proud to have sponsored the event alongside United and we're delighted that the event raised £2,281 for Comic Relief.

"The quiz night was a great success and it was fantastic to see the Club pull together for such a worthy cause."

* Richard Toyne (left) of Burrows Toyota, is joined by his children, Stefan Scougall, Ryan Flynn and David Whiteway (right) of Pinders, who won the team quiz, in presenting the charity cheque.

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