Canterbury’s biggest charity quiz of the year set a record for the highest score ever recorded at the event.
Quiz winners, The Unicorn from St Dunstan’s, scored 91 per cent – the biggest team score in the event’s 18 year history, and earned themselves DFDS Seaways ferry vouchers. The Unicorn came third last year having previously won the event in 2016.
Second placed Moomins were six points behind and will join the Unicorn and The Boys and ISG Retail in the county final at the end of the year taking on top teams from the Medway, Ashford and Maidstone heats of the KM Big Charity Quiz.
More than £4,000 was raised for the charity pot with the Gazette’s Charity of the Year – the East Kent Hospital’s Dementia Appeal – earning a slice, along with the League of Friends at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and children’s road safety and literacy projects. This year a new feature was introduced with charities booking tables receiving tickets to a special draw that earned a share of the event income. The League of Friends won the draw earning them a bonus £500.
Quizmaster Simon Dolby praised the small army of event partners helping to make the event a success with Shepherd Neame, Barclays, League of Friends volunteers and Kent Sport singled out for special thanks.
Mr Dolby said: “Shepherd Neame donated a lorry load of beverages to stock the charity bar and staff from Barclays Canterbury manned the bar and used their pound for pound scheme to boost the charity pot – we are so grateful to both of these major partners for their continuing support.”
Also supporting the event were McDonalds, Independent Music Productions, Office Angels, Eurostar, DFDS Seaways, Hornby Visitor Centre and ADM Computing.
The next heat of the KM Big Charity Quiz takes place at the Ashford International Hotel on Friday, 15 June. Use KMNews18 to receive a discount when booking at www.kmbigquiz.co.uk