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My name is Laura Jones and I am the founder of Eventures. Each year, I arrange events such as quizzes, themed afternoon teas, celebrity Q&A evenings and I specialise in outdoor cinemas.
Much like all other self-employed people, especially in the events industry, my company has been hit hard because of the Coronavirus and potentially lost all work this year. I am a new mom of a 6-month-old baby and was relying on work from Eventures, but now not to be this year.
As such, I had planned to move my quizzes online for the foreseeable future so that I can still work, keep myself busy, and entertain the nation. I had planned to charge for entry at a discounted rate and crown a winner. However, since coming up with the idea of the F.R.I.E.N.D.S virtual quiz, things have snowballed somewhat! I thought there would only be a couple of hundred people taking part, but we currently stand at tens of thousands of people interested in each of our quizzes.
As the numbers have been so large, I have used this platform to raise money for the NHS. We have currently raised over £118k and still growing. If you'd like to donate, please visit http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eventures
We have also had a number of people asking if they can support our business, so if you would like to do so, please purchase a ticket for this quiz via www.ticketsource.co.uk/eventures against 'Eventures Virtual Quizzes' but this is voluntary. We thank you greatly in advance if you do support us in this way.
Thank you to everyone for their donations to date and hope many of you can join us for future quizzes.
Stay safe everyone :)
*The Simply Team*