Walking for Autism Quiz Night fundraising for the National Autistic Society – 13th May 2017
The second of the three Walking for Autism events, the quiz night, has come and gone now and was a great success. A lot of hard work went into the organising and running of the event and we should start this blog by thanking :
All the quiz teams – Everyone who purchased a ticket and donated raffle prizes to support this event.. without you there would be no event and therefore thanks for supporting these efforts to raise awareness for Autism and the “Walking for Autism” fundraising for the national Autistic Society.
The music – Salmon Friends (Sam, Andy and the band) for some fabulous music to close out the night.
The quizmaster – Andy Camsell – quizmaster extraordinaire, for keeping the proceedings humorously “on time” and for his ardent “blame culture” whenever a hard question was put to the audience. Fab job Andy… what would we have done without you… OK.. no show of hands please.
Sponsors – Butler & Young & NG Moss Services for providing sponsorship towards the cost of the evening.
The National Autistic Society – Joanna Ackroyd, Supporter fundraising officer – South East, National Autistic Society (NAS) for attending and assisting with the event and both Lesley Gold, Community Fundraising Manager (NAS) & Joanna for all their assistance with my fundraising efforts.
The event helpers – Last but by no means the least all the help and support from our army of helpers on the night who were Kay Moss, Caroline Westwood, Dave, Jen & Amber Neeves, Richard & Jaq Hallett, Lois McKenzie and Jack from All Saints (what a star assisting with all the IT and scoring)
Not sure what else to say about the evening as it was such a success. It was good to see so many turn up and have an enjoyable night and we ended up with over a 100 seated for the quiz and food.
Team rivalry soon kicked in with a few contested answer. (No quiz night would be without rivalry) and the quiz winners were “The Young Butts” who had traveled down from Oxted especially for the night.
The Highlight of the night being the music by:
‘Diagnosed with Dyspraxia and Aspergers as a child, song writer and lead singer Sam Wilkes is proof that you can ‘Stand Unique’.’
What a great music set and enjoyed by all.
The evening raised a fantastic total of £1,807.00 made up from the following:
- Sponsorship, On-line ticket sales and ticket sales on the night = £1,310.00
- Bar and Raffle money = £497.00
Thank you again to all involved from the quiz teams, the NAS and helpers…..
This takes the current fundraising total on the Just Giving “Walking for Autism” pot to £2,745.33 so far
One more event to go now in my “Walking for Autism” calendar for 2017… The 185 mile “7 marathons walked in 7 days.
The routes are now up on the website under “walking for Autism” / Route with each day around 26+ miles
Day 1 – Crowborough to Bodium (Sussex border path)
Day 2 – Bodium to Westfield via Rye (Sussex border path and 1066 country walk)
Day 3 – Westfield to Alfriston (1066 country walk & South Downs Way)
Day 4 – Alfriston to Devils Dyke golf club (South Downs Way)
Day 5 – Devils Dyke Golf club to “west of Adversane” (South Downs Way and Wey Valley Path)
Day 6 – West of Adversane to (Circa) Gatwick (Wey Valley Path & Sussex border path )
Day 7 – Gatwick to Crowborough (Sussex border path)
I look forwards to seeing you at the finish at the Crowborough Town Council Summer Fair
And dont forget………. we are still raising funds for the National Autistic Society through my Just giving page
Walking for Autism, 7 Marathons in 7 Days