Record-breaking quiz night gives cash support to brain tumour charity

January 30 2018

MORE than £1,700 was raised for a brain tumour charity when general knowledge enthusiasts took part in an annual quiz.

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MORE than £1,700 was raised for a brain tumour charity when general knowledge enthusiasts took part in an annual quiz.

The event was organised by the Sodbury and Yate Business Association - SYBA - with 21 teams comprising more than 100 people taking part.

It was held in aid of the group’s charity of the year, the Thornbury-based Brain Tumour Support, which was originally founded as Hammer Out.    

A combination of donations, a raffle, ticket sales and business sponsorship raised some £1,200 and that was boosted with a further £500 from Lloyds Bank, setting a new record for the event.  

 Linda Banister and Tracy Francksen, the outgoing joint-chairwomen of SYBA, said they were overwhelmed at people’s generosity.

Linda said: “This was such a terrific event for us to end our five-year tenure. We are so pleased to have broken our previous fundraising records and it’s always such a joy to bring the community together to raise funds for a charity that is close to our hearts.”

SYBA has helped Brain Tumour Support during the past year with backing from sponsors and volunteers.  

The association is keen to welcome new members and anyone interested should visit www.sodburyandyate.biz  for more information.