On the night of Friday 26th February Long Melford Village Hall was crammed with contestants participating in the Kernos Centre’s 9th annual Quiz Night, during which the teams taking part managed to succeed in raising over £1,350 for our Sudbury-based counselling charity!
The organisers and volunteer fundraisers had galvanised their many friends and supporters to make this the Centre’s most successful Quiz Night ever. Chris Boatwright, Clinical Director of Kernos, 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”.
Chris Helliwell (right), 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 once again made the event go with a real swing.
The winning team (left), which generously donated its prize back to Kernos, was Strangers in the Night. The team members included Kernos Director David Mayes and his wife Becky along with former Mayors of Sudbury, Lesley Ford-Platt and her husband Tony – who are both strong supporters of Kernos.
Lesley said: “We always enjoy taking part in the annual quiz to raise funds for Kernos – a brilliant organisation, offering invaluable counselling support. We were amazed – and delighted – to be in the winning team and would like to thank all our other team members for knowing the right answers.”
In addition to the Quiz there was a well-supported raffle, which raised over £360 in its own right – Kernos would sincerely like to thank everyone who donated raffle prizes, with especial thanks to Sainburys and Waitrose in Sudbury for their contributions
If you were not able to attend the Quiz Night but would still like to help Kernos by providing vital funding directly, this can be done either by:
1) sending a cheque, made out to ‘The Kernos Centre’, to Kernos Centre, 32-34 Friars Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2AG
2) clicking on the ‘Donate Now’ button at the top of this screen, and following the instructions.
If you are a taxpayer, your contribution could also be eligible for Gift Aid – which means that every £10 you contribute is worth £12.50 to Kernos. For a Gift Aid Declaration form, please contact the Centre – either at the above address, by phone on 01787 882883, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org