GUESTS got quizzical at an event to raise cash for a charity.

The Tea Bar in London Street, Basingstoke, was the venue for the latest fundraiser by Beaufort Financial - a charity quiz night in which 12 teams from various businesses took part.

A team from Clarke & Son Solicitors finished first and won the celebratory fizz – and it was a great result for the charity as £1,360 was raised on the night which included £150 donated to buy a Reading FC shirt signed by Chris Gunter.

Beaufort Financial will be providing added value as the team are putting the money raised through The Good Exchange portal, where it will be match-funded by Greenham Common Trust.

Beaufort Financial director Mark Dolby said: “Thanks to all the teams who came along to support Beaufort’s latest fundraising event for Ark, which has been our Charity of the Year for the past two years.

“Members of the Beaufort team have had fun and have enjoyed getting involved in several Ark-related events since 2015. We are delighted to have had a positive impact in terms of raising funds for, and awareness of, Ark’s £5million appeal and the cancer treatment centre project.”

Beaufort Financial, which has clients in Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and the South of England, offers a comprehensive service to clients looking for a personal, bespoke approach to their financial affairs.

Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications at Ark Cancer Centre Charity, said: “Ark is proud to be Beaufort Financial’s Charity of the Year for 2016-17. The fabulous team at Beaufort are great supporters of the charity, and several of them have really gone the extra mile when it comes to making a difference.”

The £5m that Ark Cancer Centre Charity is raising to build a new treatment centre earmarked for a location in the Basingstoke area, with the preferred location on land near to Junction 7 of the M3.