The annual quiz at Capel Village Hall on October 12th raised just over £700 for the charity, bringing the total over the years from this one event to more than £10,000.
“People in Capel have always been most supportive and it’s a fantastic figure so sincere thanks to them all, ” says Dave, husband of Jean who set up the charity in 2004.
There was a thrilling finish on the night in the packed hall with “Corridor of Uncertainty” pipping Foghorns by just two points, with Hastgate another point away, third of the eleven teams.
Among the winning side were chairman of the Parish Council, Hugh Patterson and his wife Sandra.
Jean who set all the questions says, “I’ve been collecting quotes throughout the last year, and began setting questions in May, so there’s a lot of hard work involved, but I get a real buzz from the world of quizzes. The support we receive each year and the amount of money raised makes it extremely worthwhile.”
Her sister Tina, a fellow trustee who once more travelled all the way from Perthshire (almost five hundred miles away) with husband Charlie to help organise and score says, “It’s always a pleasure to be involved in the quiz, and catching up with some supporters I don’t see very often. Jean does the lion’s share of the work, but it’s good to help in a small way.”
The following day saw the AGM with fellow trustees Lynne and Clive in attendance helping plan for 2020 and beyond.
The quiz topped an exciting few weeks for the charity following Jean’s international award in New York in September for her humanitarian work in aid of Aquinoe.