Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the RSBC Charity Quiz Night at Halley House School on 19 March 2019, in aid of Mark Greatrex’s 2019 London Marathon efforts.
The quiz was wonderfully hosted by impressionist and comedian, Jon Culshaw from Radio 4’s Dead Ringers. Jon delivered the questions with a range of brilliant voices from Donald Trump, Alan Bennett and John Craven to Stephen Hawkens and Michael Gove.
Congratulations goes to the winners of the quiz, The Bitter Longshots, a team of Halley parents! They led from the first round and were unchallenged by the picture and true or false round that caught a few teams out. Beat the bar came second, with Comet Genius and Jesus College, Cambridge in joint third.
We are delighted say that the quiz night raised over £1,500 from tickets sales, the raffle and proceeds from the bar. We are deeply grateful to Michael from The Saville Club in Mayfair, who is also a parent of x in Year xx, who provided an amazing buffet that was enjoyed by all.
The raffle prizes were generously donated by a range of supplier and local businesses that includes Ream, the Facilities Management company for Halley House, a meal for two at Tipsey’s and brownies from Arbor – the company that provides the school’s management information system.
Mark is running for the Royal Society for Blind Children and funds were being raised for this great cause. RSBC is a national children’s charity, based in Halley House School that support visually impaired children. They believe no child in the UK should grow up to be poor or lonely just because they are blind. There are an estimated 36,000 blind and partially sighted children and young people in England and Wales. Every day, four more children will be diagnosed with sight loss.
A huge thank you to Jo Kessell and Kevin McNulty from RSBC, who helped arrange the quiz night to runs so smoothly. You can still sponsor Mark on his Justgiving page, with the big run on Sunday 28 April.
Mark completed the London Marathon on 28 April 2019 in a time of 4 hours 34 minutes, taking 25 minutes off his previous marathon time. Thank you to everyone who supported the event and fundraising for this effort (pictured below with his friend who he ran with).