East Leake resident Julie, who volunteers for Rainbows Hospice, recently organised an East Leake village-wide quiz to raise money for the Rainbows charity.
Assisted by local quizmaster Mike, 100 quiz sheets containing 100 questions were produced and placed in local East Leake village stores.
Quiz sheets could be picked up for £2 from The Greengrocer, Cut N Curl, Chef’s Cafe and The Olde Pet Shoppe. The idea was for locals to fill in the quiz sheet and return them to one of these stores by Saturday 11th September and wait to find out if they won a prize.
- Blowdry from Allison, Cut & Curl
- 2 x Fish and Chips supers from East Leake chip shop
- Bottle of wine and tray of pop from Chef’s Cafe
- Fruit or veg box from The Greengrocer
- Afternoon Tea and scones for 2 from Cino’s Cafe, Loughborough
- £15 voucher from The Olde Bakehouse Pet Shoppe
- £20 flower voucher from Donna’s flowers, Loughborough
The original idea was to hold a quiz night in a village venue but selling the quiz sheets throughout local shops was thought to be more covid-safe.
The One Hundred Quiz raised an incredible £319 for the Rainbows Hospice children’s charity.
Organiser Julie said, “As a volunteer at the Hospice itself for 3 years, I saw the fantastic work and care they do first-hand. Many charities have struggled throughout the pandemic but there are always ways that they can be helped a little more to make a difference.
“Sadly, due to the pandemic, volunteers could no longer directly work at the Hospice. So, we were asked if we could offer our help in other areas i.e the charity shops. This I now do once a week.
“Quiz-Master Mike was very interested and said he would like to help. We delivered £319 to the Hospice and they were very grateful so a huge thank you to all who participated and donated prizes.
“From recent feedback, I’ve been told that people enjoyed it and they look forward to a possible future quiz, hopefully virus permitting as a village event inside a venue, as we would like to help another local charity.”