Kernos Quiz Night raises over £1200

Around 130 people crammed into Long Melford Village Hall last Friday (27th February) for the Kernos Centre’s 8th annual Quiz Night, where we succeeded in raising over £1,200!

Our organisers and volunteer fundraisers galvanised their many friends and supporters to make this our most successful Quiz Night ever. Clinical Director Chris Boatwright said: “The money raised by this annual event means a tremendous amount to us – it allows us to continue to provide much needed counselling to people in our community. And I must thank all the Kernos People who worked so tirelessly to make this an exceptional evening”.

The Quiz Master - Chris HelliwellChris Helliwell (left), the Quiz Master of the Cock & Bell in Long Melford, once again volunteered his time as Master of Ceremonies – his expertise and excellent sense of humour made the event go with a real swing. Winners on the night were Annabel Wyatt’s Young & Dynamic team, usurping the 2013/4 winners, the Glemsford Bongos, and preventing them from making their hat-trick…

In addition to the Quiz there was a well-supported raffle, which raised nearly £300 in its own right – we would sincerely like to thank everyone who contributed raffle prizes, especially Sainsburys in Sudbury, who were the Kernos Centre’s local charity partner in 2014 and donated a gift voucher.

Present for the evening was town councillor and former Mayor of Sudbury Lesley Ford-Platt, with her husband Tony, also a town councillor and former Mayor, who have both long been strong supporters of Kernos.

If you were unable to attend the Quiz Night – but would still like to help us by providing vital funding – you can do so either by:

sending a cheque, made out to ‘The Kernos Centre’, to Kernos Centre, 32-34 Friars Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2AG


clicking on the Donate Now button at the top of the screen and following the instructions.

If you are a taxpayer, your contribution could also be eligible for Gift Aid – which means that every £10 contributed is worth £12.50 to us. For a Gift Aid Declaration form, please contact us – either at the above address or by e-mail at

A further opportunity to fundraise for Kernos will occur when the Sudbury Fun Run and Sponsored Walk takes place on Good Friday (3rd April) – we have been fortunate enough to be selected as the local charity beneficiary of this event.