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Battle of the brains at Recorder quiz

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 June 2015

Romford Recorder hosted a pub quiz to raise money for First Step at George II in Hornchurch

Romford Recorder hosted a pub quiz to raise money for First Step at George II in Hornchurch

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Some of Havering's biggest brains answered questions on Tudor history, wealthy athletes and the women of Mambo No 5 to raise money for First Step.

Romford Recorder hosted a pub quiz to raise money for First Step at George II in HornchurchRomford Recorder hosted a pub quiz to raise money for First Step at George II in Hornchurch

The Recorder Pub Quiz, held at the George II, in High Street Hornchurch, on Thursday and raised £557 to support the children’s charity.

Friends, colleagues and clubs were among those who joined together to form 11 teams who battled it out over six rounds to be crowned quiz champions.

Quizmaster Sam Wickens, of Quizmaster Trivia UK, grilled the candidates on a their historic, geographical, sporting and cultural knowledge before rounding off the event with a double or quits audio round.

When the big announcement was made there were only five points between the top three teams but cheers erupted as the Recorder Reprobates tipped Recorder Originals Etc to the prize – eight bottles of wine – by just three points.

The winning team the Recorder Reprobates at the pub quiz for First StepThe winning team the Recorder Reprobates at the pub quiz for First Step

The Firm On Tour placed in third two points behind.

First Step then selected the lucky raffle winners who took home prize packages.

Fundraising manager, Michelle Mitchell, said: “We are all so grateful to our friends at the Romford Recorder for organising such an enjoyable evening.

“It was great fun, even though our team sadly didn’t win! We would like thank all the teams for supporting the quiz and raising over £540 for First Step”.

The Recorder would like to add its thanks to First Step, the quizmaster, all those who came and took part in a great evening as well as the George II, who donated the venue.

All the money raised will support our Fundraise on the First campaign, helping First Step provide more sessions to support youngsters with disabilities and learning difficulties as well as their families.

For information about Quizmaster Trivia UK go to quizmastertrivia.co.uk/

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