Last week we held our 21st anniversary Sports Quiz Dinner in London, raising a fantastic £108,000. to support people with Spinal Cord Injury.  The evening was hosted by Aspire's President John Inverdale who was presented with his 20 year service award with thanks from Aspire’s CEO Brian Carlin.

Aspire CEO Brian Carlin and John Inverdale

View photos from the Sports Quiz Dinner 2022

Following a drinks reception in the glorious sunshine, guests were served a delicious three course meal and took part in our legendary sports quiz, with questions set by BBC Radio 5 Live’s Rob Nothman. Congratulations to the winning team on the Headingley table, Pinsent Masons LLP.

The speaker was Tom Matthews who talked about how living in an Aspire house when he was injured at the age of 16 allowed him to leave hospital and how he took up table tennis, winning bronze at the Tokyo Paralympics in 2021.

Tom Matthews with his Paralympic bronze medal

Hannah Wyatt, Fundraising Manager, said “It was fantastic to see so many people attending our 21st Sports Quiz Dinner. We’d like to thank everyone who came along and their generosity throughout the night supporting people with a spinal cord injury. We look forward to seeing our regular and new guests at our 22nd Sports Quiz Dinner in April 2023.”

Aspire would like to thank: Our President John Inverdale for once again hosting the evening; our speaker Tom Matthews; all the sporting personalities who kindly gave up their time and Aspire Patron Rob Nothman who puts together the quiz each year.

Thank you to Slurp for supplying the wine; Prince Michael of Sealand, McKay Williamson, Rudi Thackray, James Chisholm, Premiership Rugby for donating auction prizes; Currys (Speke, Liverpool), Sweaty Betty (Muswell Hill), blow Ltd., the Barbour Foundation, Next plc, Boden, Jamie Oliver, Denbies Vineyard, Cottesmore Golf Club, Big Bobble Hats and Bamboo Clothing for the raffle prizes.

And a massive thanks to our Gold Tables sponsors: AlixPartners, Aspire Law, BDO LLP, DLA Piper UK LLP, FTI Consulting, Horwich Cohen Coghlan Solicitors, Kroll Advisory Ltd, Linklaters, PJT Partners (UK) Limited, PNC Business Credit and Wells Fargo Capital Finance.

Register your interest for the 22nd Sports Quiz Dinner by emailing [email protected]

Photos from the 2021 Sports Quiz Dinner

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