Oh what a night! The questions were prepped, the bar stocked, tables set with tea lights and tablecloths, all ready for our annual fundraising quiz on Saturday 8th October at the Saltford Hall. An incredible 92 people came along with pens poised and thinking caps on, it was sure to be a great night. This year we had an eclectic mix of keen quizzers, from current members and families, trustees, volunteers and staff to business supporters and new friends of the society. We raised over £1300 on the night via the door, raffle and bar sales. We successfully beat our previous year’s results hands down.
Huge thanks go to so many local businesses who contributed to our raffle, we had some fabulous prizes from Sainsburys, Reflections Hair Salon, The Old Bank, The Little Toy Shack, Trigaci, Somerdale Pavilions, Bonzo Lounge, Pomegranate, The Entertainer and Tesco. It’s great to see so many local businesses supporting our cause.
Among our new friends who attended, we had a team of staff members from Sainsbury’s, they won the star prize which was a hamper of goodies kindly donated by Eveleighs Estate Agents.
There was a great atmosphere in the hall as questions were asked and heads were scratched, the music round played some old favourites “Was it Agadoo or was it the Cha cha song?” I heard someone say!!
A lot of hard work goes into organising our events and without the help and commitment of willing volunteers we wouldn’t get the fantastic results we did. So massive thank you’s to Ally on the bar Mac on the door, Mary and Nicola who worked their socks of getting those nachos and salsa out, Jethro, Will and Barry were fab with the 100 club and the clearing of the empties, and generally helping to ensure everyone had a great time. Who would have thought Cheesy Nachos would be so popular.
The man of the hour was Nick Leonard who stepped in at the last minute to be the quiz master for the evening, an activity he has never done before but he nailed it and hopefully he will come back again next year.
Just to top it all off, Will brought along a sign that he had made, and that took pride of place on the stage, it said in big bold letters ‘Mencap Quiz!’ It even matched the table cloths, fantastic! Thanks Will!
As a self-funded charity we rely more and more on our loyal supporters who attend our events, the more successful our events are, the more opportunities we can offer our members. If you are interested in being part of an organisation that can make a difference to local people with a learning disability then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org we have lots of exciting volunteering roles and always welcome new supporters. Please follow us on twitter @keynsham_mencapface book/keynshammencap