Thank you to everyone who supported our annual Professionals Quiz on Friday 17 October 2014 in aid of Martin House Children’s Hospice at the Monk Bar Hotel in York.
The quiz had a clearly evident 80’s theme with Directors Mark Grewer and Nigel Atkinson compèring the evening dressed as Elwood and Joliet Jake from The Blues Brothers. They were ably assisted by the “Choose HGH” quiz masters in retro 80’s Wham style white t-shirts accessorised with bright leg warmers, fingerless gloves, crimped hair and neon headbands.
Mind-bending rounds of general knowledge, music, sports and film questions were mixed with breakout rounds involving extremely competitive tiddlywinks, What’s in the box? featuring Bruce Forsyth and the opportunity to let off some steam with target practice on Darth Vader. The leading teams after each round were rewarded with sparkly deely-boppers to wear, whilst those teams languishing at the bottom of the scoreboard were encouraged with white ‘smurf’ caps. The event included a supper, tombola and raffle with prizes generously donated by local companies including Middlethorpe Hall, York Motor Sports Village and The Grange North York Moors Railway, York Motor Sports Village, Easingwold Golf Club, Castle Howard, Forest Park Golf Club, York Sports Village, Nail Bar One.
Nigel Atkinson, Director said: ‘‘I am delighted with the success of the quiz and the £2000 raised for Martin House Children’s Hospice. The evening was great fun; the business community of York certainly showed they know their Dexy’s Midnight Runners from their Duran Duran’s! The event was a real team effort which has involved a considerable amount of work. I would like to thank all the team, but particularly Helen Cooper, Nicky Durham, Sharon Ward, James Pullein, Rob Hancox, Sally Ward and Peter Maxwell who helped the event run so smoothly”.
Bob Scrase, who was part of the winning team from Fulprint, commented: “The Fulprint team have had a fantastic evening and astonished ourselves with our 80’s knowledge. We are proud winners of the coveted trophy and deely-boppers and look forward to next year’s event” (details of which will be announced soon).
Brenda Peel, Martin House thanked everyone who supported the quiz “It is wonderful to receive this money and we are so grateful for the ongoing support from Hunter Gee Holroyd. The money raised from the evening will go a long way towards caring for the children, young adults and families who need our care and support across the Yorkshire region.” Over the last eighteen years, Hunter Gee Holroyd have raised more than £50,000 for various local charities, most recently raising much needed funds for Martin House Children’s Hospice in Boston Spa.
Martin House is a children's hospice in Wetherby, West Yorkshire, England. It provides care and support to families in which there is a child or children with a short life expectancy. Donations to the hospice provide family-led day-today care for children with life-limiting conditions which include long term progressive disorders such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Batten's Disease and Cystic Fibrosis, and sometimes cancer.