The night of Saturday 24th February saw Long Melford Village Hall crammed with nearly participating in the Kernos Centre’s 11th annual Quiz Night, during which the teams taking part managed to succeed in raising well over £1,700 for the Sudbury-based counselling charity.
Organisers and volunteer fundraisers at the Centre had galvanised their many friends and supporters to make this Kernos Quiz Night the most successful 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 and made this a really exceptional evening”.
Chris Helliwell (left), the Quiz Master of the Cock & Bell in Long Melford, once again provided his expertise and great sense of humour as Master of Ceremonies at no cost – he really made the evening into a wonderful fun event, providing a testing selection of great quiz questions.
Amongst the particpants were Sudbury Town Mayor, Sarah Page and her Deputy, Sue Ayres, District Councillors Jan and Adrian Osborne and long term supporters and previous Sudbury Town Councillors, Lesley and Tony Ford-Platt.
The winning team, which included South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge (right) – an ardent supporter of the Centre’s work and a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health – his wife Emily and Kernos volunteers Linda and Peter Kievenaar, generously agreed to donate their £80 winner’s prize back into the funds raised…
In addition to the Quiz there was a well-supported raffle and a coins-in-a-jar prize draw, won by volunteer fundraiser Sue Dexter, which together raised £410 – Kernos would sincerely like to thank all the people and organisations, including both Sainsburys and Waitrose, who donated to the wide range of raffle prizes.