Forty-four enthusiastic quizzers helped to raise £658.05 for brain injury charity Headway Suffolk at its quiz night at its hub in Bury St Edmunds on April 11.
The evening was one of a number of fundraising events this year to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Headway Suffolk, which formed on 1 April 2014 after more than 30 years of supporting local adults with acquired brain injuries and neurological conditions in the county separately as Ipswich and East Suffolk Headway and West Suffolk Headway.
Eleven teams enjoyed 10 rounds on a variety of subjects, including science, music and gardening, with the winners Headway Hunters scoring 73 from 100 to bag themselves a hamper full of goodies.
David Crane, the charity’s communications and marketing officer, said: “It was a very successful event and it was really pleasing to see everyone’s hard work pay off with such a great turnout and friendly atmosphere.
“We were particularly happy to have an array of people taking part, from service users and their families, volunteers and staff, supporters, adult social care teams, solicitors Ashtons and Bury Town Council. We literally couldn’t squeeze another body into the room!
“Our enormous thanks goes to all those who took part, those who helped with preparations and the many local businesses and attractions who generously donated wonderful prizes. We certainly envisage doing it again and using the winning formula to host one in Ipswich.”
Those who donated prizes were: Bill’s restaurant, Kaspa’s, Nando’s, All Over Beauty, Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Forestry England, Wilko, Glasswells, Ipswich Town FC, Theatre Royal, Mildenhall Speedway, Zoological Society of East Anglia, Suffolk Show and Aspall.
Headway supports local adults with acquired brain injuries and neurological conditions, as well as their families, in their recovery through its extensive range of rehabilitation, therapy and support services.
The Suffolk charity Suffolk has gone from strength to strength by helping 250 people every week rebuild lost skills, improve confidence and increase social integration at its hubs throughout the county, as well as providing support to individuals in their own home and local community.
For further information about Headway Suffolk’s events, visit www.headwaysuffolk.org.uk/events.