Posted on Monday 11 February 2013 by Ulster Business

Never Mind

Helen Quigley of Action for Children admires guitar signed and donated by Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran which is being auctioned to raise funds for the charity 

Give your business brain a rest and test your music expertise at Action for Children's 'Never Mind the Business' music quiz

If you've survived the January blues and are gearing your brain up for spring, then Action for Children's 'Never Mind The Business' quiz on Thursday 28 March is a must for you!

You can take a night out from budgets, deadlines, targets, strategies and test your music knowledge against some of Northern Ireland's business leaders. And you don't even have to dress up for the occasion! It's strictly a 'dress down' jeans and tshirt affair!

With only five tables left, booking early is essential for the event at the Ramada Plaza Belfast, and as well as the opportunity to win the title of 'Never Mind the Business Champions' you can bid for singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's signed guitar!

The generous donation came after Ed played to a sold out audience in Belfast. His guitar will go to the highest bidder at a live auction on the night but Action for Children has already been inundated with bids – and you can bid too by contacting Dawn McCormick at Aurora Events – tel 028 9268 9631 or email

Helen Quigley, Action for Children Northern Ireland partnership fundraising manager, said: "I am overwhelmed that Ed Sheeran chose to donate a signed guitar to us. The monies raised from the auction, of what I can only imagine to be a highly sought after piece of history in the making amongst his fans, will make a real difference to children in our community who need our help."

If you don't win the guitar, you won't be too disappointed as you could always be in with a chance to win one of the fantastic prizes which have been donated. From a fourball at Gleneagles to a stay in Malmaison, Liverpool; The Gibson Hotel in Dublin; Newcastle's Slieve Donard or concert tickets from The Odyssey – there's something for everyone up for grabs!

If you think you and your colleagues have what it takes to join Northern Ireland's business elite and battle it out be crowned 2013 winners, contact Dawn McCormick at Aurora Events – tel 028 9268 9631 or email You can also log onto and click on Northern Ireland for further information. Tables are priced at £750.00 plus VAT per table of ten.

Action for Children Northern Ireland works with almost 5,000 children.


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