Teams of hopeful quizzers converged on the Henfield Village Hall on Friday 27th September to take part in a fundraising Quiz Night for Bristol Many Tears Buddies. Brighton Williams staff member Nicky Field is a ‘Buddy’ and she helped to organise and host the evening.
The atmosphere could be described as extremely competitive but great fun as the questions started to flow. 'The Buddies' had a range of refreshments and cakes on sale to help lubricate throats and fuel brains. Nibbles were provided on each table and participants could also bring their own wines and beers.
Victory for Team Tracy
Fifteen teams took part, sporting an array of weird and wonderful names. Brighton Williams was represented by Tracy Bell whose team ‘Dumb and Dumber’ went on to win the quiz. The champions each received a bottle of wine and an eco-friendly, reusable shopping bag.
Funds raised for new vet facility
The purpose of the event was to raise funds for a new vet room at the Many Tears Animal Rescue centre in Carmarthenshire. The current facility is very old and needs to be replaced. “The volunteer vets are having to carry out vital surgical procedures in less than ideal conditions”, commented ‘Buddy’ Nicky. “The charity has applied for planning permission to build a permanent facility and the money we raise will go towards the building costs”, she explained. The final amount raised from a combination of entry fees, refreshment sales and raffle tickets was an amazing £850.
Ongoing charity work
Nicky has a long history supporting the Many Tears charity and has been involved in lots of previous events. Her work supporting the charity continues on a weekly basis where she collects and delivers food, blankets, bedding and donated items. The next fundraising event she has helped to organise is the Bristol Many Tears Buddies Christmas Fayre on 23rd November at Henfield Village Hall.
We hope that the day is a great success.
Fantastic support shown for the Bristol Many Tears Buddies Quiz Night event.
The winning team 'Dumb and Dumber' captained by Tracy Bell
Competition was fierce amongst the fifteen teams that took part.