Castaway Conundrums Raises £555

About 50 Rotarians and friends raised £555 at a quiz in aid of the Charities, Maggies Cancer Care (the President’s Charity)  and Shelter Box. The formula for the evening was based on the possibility that we might be cast away on a desert island. Four members introduced either the book or the music that they would choose to take with them then, after a wonderful selection of wines, Yorkshire cheese, French bread and biscuits the occasion became rather competitive. Which of three members would choose this book, this piece of music ? Throughout the evening tables had been struggling with a “Hundred and One Islands Quiz” provoking some contention about whether the island that kept you warm was Jersey or Guernsey but it did not come to blows as the Quizmaster’s decision was final. The whole extravaganza – as enjoyable a way of eating, drinking and listening to music and the confessions of one’s friends at the same time as raising money as can be be imagined! Our thanks to David Kirby for researching, compering and devising the event, to members who spoke about their choices, to Martin Berger and Philip Sunderland who ran the draw and to Connie Hafseth, Margaret Kirby, Marion Walbank and Gill Pinches who presented the wine and cheese and magiced it all away at the end of the evening. Brief films explaining Shelter Box and Maggies showed where the money was going – both excellent causes – and we saw the blueprint of the new Maggie’s centre on the bend adjacent to the high-rise car park going up to the Bexley Wing at Jimmies. It is going to be magnificent !

Sept 2017

 

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