Havering's Saint Francis Hospice delighted as Eggheads-hosted quiz raises £10,000
PUBLISHED: 09:54 07 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:24 07 March 2017
Quizzers put their knowledge to the test while raising thousands of pounds for a good cause.
Saint Francis Hospice Big Orange Quiz
Quizzers at Saint Francis Hospice's Big Orange Quiz
An excited quizzer at the event, which hosted 650 people
Egghead Barry Simmons helping out some of the participants
saint Francis Hospice quiz host Barry with volunteer Amelia Anderson
A couple calling on the Eggheads for some assistance with a round (for a donation to the hospice)
The winning team at Saint Francis Hospice's Big Orange Quiz, with the Eggheads
Quizzers photographed with the Eggheads
Saint Francis Hospice hosted its Big Orange Quiz on Friday, welcoming 650 keen guests and special hosts, the BBC Eggheads.
The teams were put through their paces on topics as diverse as history, science, sport, culture, TV and taste, where they sampled different flavours of crisps.
Time FM DJ Neil Andrews led the music round and during the break, Brentwood singer Dolly Harrington performed soulful hits from across the decades.
The quiz, held at the Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, raised more than £10,000 for the Havering-atte-Bower charity.
Barry Simmons, who has hosted the quiz for five years, said: “It was a lovely evening and such a delight to be quizzing with so many people for such a good cause.
“What really stood out for me was how many people got involved to support the hospice.
“I do events for a lot of hospices and this was by far the biggest quiz I’ve ever been to.”
Hospice fundraiser Linda Borg added: “It was a fantastic evening and it was wonderful to see everyone have so much fun while raising vital funds for the hospice.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Eggheads and Neil Andrews for giving up their time to host the event.
“And a very special thank you to our volunteers who did a lot of running around to make sure everything ran smoothly.”