The quiz, which took place at Pembury Hospital social club again this year, on 11th November, raised over £600 for the Aquinoe Learning Centre Charitable Trust.
Sixteen teams participated, an increase of three over the number that took part last year, so the room was really packed. Most of the teams were made up of fairly local inhabitants within a twenty kilometre radius, but some people also came from further afield – Orpington, Fulham, the Epsom area, Reading and Perth in Scotland!
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The winning team, with one hundred and five points, was ‘Team With No Name’, the prizes being six bottles of wine. In second and third places were ‘Bits and Pieces (one hundred and one points) and ‘Mo’s Marauders’ (ninety seven and a half points). Well done to these and all of the other participants.
In addition to the ten ‘ordinary’ rounds of questions, there was a longer ‘Catch Phrase’ round, which taxed the brain, but seemed to be enjoyed by all.
Jody Lloyd kindly set up a projector so we could show photographs of the school, pupils and environs of Kitale, the location of the school in Kenya.
During the interval, raffle prizes were awarded. The winning tickets were drawn by Jody’s children, Lucy and JJ.
Combined money from the entrance fee and the raffle amounted to £603.65, for which we are very grateful. This will help to furnish the boys’ dormitory, the exterior of which is almost complete.
The trustees would like to thank everyone who donated prizes for the raffle – Hugh Bradnum, Liz Baker, Gill and Paul Gibbs, Keith Farmer, Ruth Corlett, Midge and Jim Noding, Liz Cruickshank, Maria from The Studio and Maureen Walker (who also gave a huge amount of help with setting up the room and clearing up afterwards).