The third annual DiGiCo quiz night – also known, after the Delta Sound MD, as ‘the Paul Keating Stag Do!’ – doubled as a fundraiser for industry charity Behind the Scenes UK (BTS UK), which was formed last July (see Behind the Scenes UK, the charity for audio pros, launches).
“We have been supporters of Behind the Scenes UK since its inception two years ago,” explains DiGiCo managing director James Gordon (pictured with White Light’s Lee Dennison, a BTS UK trustee), “through other various charity events such as golfing days and the recent karting day.
“It was a natural choice for us to nominate BTS as our chosen charity, as we all know individuals personally and professionally that have at one time in the past needed the industry’s support. Now we have a charity, supported by the industry, for our industry and administered by our industry, we all need to get behind it.”
A raffle was held after the quiz (won by Delta Sound), raising £5,500.00 for Behind the Scenes UK, and the celebrations continued “into the early hours”, says BTS UK, “with everyone coming together to discuss the finer points of the Jägerbomb”.
It adds: “Behind the Scenes UK would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all at DiGiCo and the audio companies who supported the charity on the night.”