Posted on 16th November 2016
On Tuesday this week, our planned event at Icon having been cancelled, we took the opportunity to hold another BHBPA Quiz Night at the Woolpack Inn, and what a great evening it turned out to be!
Thirteen teams showed up, after a couple of late withdrawals, and the teams fought a splendid contest from 8pm unitl 10 pm before the winners were announced.Those who came along for the fun included Team BHBPA, David Shore’s squad with the name Tequila Mockingbird, Sussex Cleaning and Care, Leap Environmental, PVL, Nova Direct Mail, Aneela Rose PR, Wellesley Wealth Management, Bennett Christmas, St Peter & St James Hospice. Vega, Travail and a team from Hurst College.
It was another interesting and varied selection of questions, and an experienced quizmaster who made the evening light hearted and fun. Eventually the winners were Leap Environmental, and very well deserved their victory was. Close behind them, indeed by just one point, were Tequila Mockingbird, with the team from the Hospice, defending champions, just three points further back in third place. It is with some discomfort that I report that the BHBPA Squad were ‘in the pack’ some way behind, but were highly commended for the name “So-called Quizlamic Kate” So on the basis that if you can’t be clever be witty we did quite well after all! We were badly let down by our languages expert, Dave Farmer, who chose to go to another event rather than supporting his best pals, but that’s another story.
The event through raffle and donations raised a remarkable £430 for St Peter & St James Hospice, a great effort by all those who were there.
Our grateful thanks go to Lance and Dee and their marvellous staff at the Woolpack as always for hosting a tremendous event. My thanks go to those companies who made the effort to come along and to my team mates Paul from Autowise, James from Netsense, Paula from On the Spot Tax, Susan from Lea Graham Associates and Jeremy from Massage in the Workplace. We gave it our best shot and you can’t win them all!
We’re going back there in March to do it again – why don’t you get a team and get involved? It’s a great night out, including food, alcohol and laughter.
See pictures in the gallery on the website www.bhbpa.co.uk
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