Hospice quiz raises thousands

By Ross Findon

Friday, November 16, 2012

 

Hospice quiz raises thousands

Teams from across the Isle of Wight competed in the Huge Hospice Quiz in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Picture by Robin Crossley.

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice thanks to last night’s (Thursday) Huge Hospice Quiz.

Organisers estimate about £5,000 was raised after 98 teams from across the Isle of Wight went head to head over a series of rounds.

It brought the total raised by the event over its 12 year history to more than £45,000, according to fundraising manager Karen Eeles.

At the end of the night the scores were so tight it took a tie-breaker to separate first and second place and third and fourth.

The victors were a group of volunteers from the Ryde Hospice Shop, who named their team I Love Wight Milk (does it come in any other colours?).

The Firesiders finished second and a team from the County Press finished third. A team named How do you solve a problem like my rear won the prize for best name.

Isle of Wight Radio’s Tom Stroud was quizmaster, posing questions written by Ian Taylor.

As well as raising money through entry fees, an auction was held with a host of lots including signed photographs of Olympian Jessica Ennis and footballer Matt Le Tissier donated by Star Signings in Newport, a dine and stay at the Hambrough Hotel and a paragliding flight over the Isle of Wight with Butterfly Paragliding.

Karen said: "It was a lovely, lovely night. There was a wonderful atmosphere."

For more pictures please see the Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, November 23.

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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