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St Francis Hospice quizzers buy answers from Egghead

16:03 22 August 2014

Winning team, the Harold Wood Tank Corps

Winning team, the Harold Wood Tank Corps

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Brainy fundraisers took part in an unorthodox charity quiz, buying answers from a member of television pub-quiz supergroup Eggheads when they got stuck.

More than 500 people took part in the St Francis Hospice Big Yellow Quiz, which raised more than £10,000 for the Havering-atte-Bower charity.

Barry Simmons, who won £64,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, was a semi-finalist on Mastermind and has represented England at quizzing, was on hand to offer his expertise in return for a donation, with entry fees and a raffle also contributing towards the total.

Participants were tested on the local area, spelling, and musical knowledge. They also had to use their senses in a round called What a Pong when they were asked to name the powder contained in a series of test tubes.

The winning team called themselves the Harold Wood Tank Corps and received a large prize (literally) – an oversized teddy bear sporting a bright orange hospice t-shirt.

Katy Woodgate, event organiser, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who took part and made it such a fun and financially successful night.

“Special thanks to our Quizfather Joe Agius, Barry Simmons for supporting us again this year and especially his wife Jan for giving up her birthday celebrations to be with us on the night.”

To learn more about Saint Francis Hospice visitsfh.org.uk or.

Read more:

Quiz team from Sanders Draper School, Hornchurch, enters BBC2 show Eggheads

Egghead charity night raised £10,000 for St Francis Hospice

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