How many teams does it take to make a good Quiz Night?

Winners - The Deflated Dirigibles
Winners – The Deflated Dirigibles

Naturally, there were far more difficult questions at the Wincanton’s recent Quiz Night held at the Amasal Sports & Social Club to raise funds for STING – Staffordshire’s Therapeutic Independent Neurological Group.

Wincanton’s National distribution centre for Screwfix, which is located on Prologis Park in Stafford, arranged a Quiz Night with 15 teams made up from its own workforce as well as from the charity itself to support STING.  Teams with names such as Quizzers with Attitude, Born Again Quiztians, and the Golden Oldies gathered over a few drinks and a very tasty buffet to answer questions on a range of topics over 9 rounds (including a Joker Round) ranging from TV Soaps to World History.

Tom Bond's - Tom's Angels
Tom Bond’s – Tom’s Angels

This was the first time that a Quiz Night had been held to raise funds for its nominated charity, but the success of the event ensured that brains will be tested again in the future when the coveted trophy will be fought over in an attempt to bring it back to Wincanton’s warehouse!

This time it was an away victory won by The Deflated Dirigibles – a team from STING, made up of couples Margaret & Peter Simmons and Sandra & David Tyler, who scored 72 (& a half!) out of a possible 100.

Tony Yates' - Cuban Crisis
Tony Yates’ – Cuban Crisis

Proceeds, made up from team entry fees and a raffle, ended up with £302 being raised for the charity!  And Mike Clayton, Chairman of STING, who won the main raffle prize generously handed his food hamper back to raise even more funds for the group in the future!

‘It was a fantastic fun event’ said Mike, ‘and one we hope will be repeated soon. The help that Wincanton has given us during the year that STING has been chosen as their Charity of the Year has been amazing, and we would have found it very hard to survive without the generous efforts of so many people there.’

STING works to support anybody in the area with a neurological condition, which includes multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and many other conditions.

The group operates out of Unit 22b on Whitebridge Estate in Stone, which is fully adapted for disabled and wheelchair access allowing members to attend regular activities and take part in group discussions, wellbeing sessions, and exercise classes, as well as being able to access neurological therapies.

For more information about STING email stings2014@gmail.com, call 07847 872635, or check out their facebook page which gives details of the group’s activities and when they meet.