On Saturday 11th November we held our annual quiz, this time it was at the Keynsham Scout HQ. We had over 75 people attend ready to answer a variety of general knowledge questions. The questions were somewhat challenging this year and when asked one of our ‘quizzers’ from Bath Mencap did say he ‘liked to be challenged’. Someone also mentioned via social media that they attended the hardest quiz in the world! Well here at Keynsham Mencap we like to push boundaries and raise the bar, we do have beacon status after all!
Congratulations to the team called ‘The Hopefuls’ who won the star prize, but then generously donated the items back. Kit Kettel our quiz master host with the most kept the audience engaged and injected some welcome humour into the questions.
Just to mix things up a bit we held a mini bingo game right at the end and William Marsh called out the numbers loud and clear.
Some great raffle prizes were generously donated by local businesses including Reflections Hair Dressers, Pure Beauty, Sainsbury’s, Simply Carpets, Pomegranate, 73 Degrees, Tesco, Bonzo Lounge and Booker. This eclectic mix of prizes plus the bar and door sales helped us to raise over £800.
This money will go straight to providing even more social opportunities to local people that are affected by a range of learning disabilities.
Our events wouldn’t be the success they are without the help enthusiasm and dedication of our staff, members and volunteers. Massive thanks go out to Hazel Thompson, Niall Tomlins, Nicola Hodges, Karen Wells and George Hodges who gave up their time to help prepare the hall, run the bar, clean up the empties and blitz the hall after the fun had ended.
Our members committee are always on hand to help out at our events and ambassadors William Marsh, Barry Hollyman and Suzie Lewis stepped in to help with the additional fundraising activities throughout the evening.