Coltishall quiz night for Nelson’s Journey

More than 120 people took part in a charity quiz night which raised more than �1,000 for Norfolk children's bereavement charity, Nelson's Journey.

Kim and Andrew Yeaman successfully raised the funds in their third fundraising quiz night held at the The Diplomat social club on the old RAF Coltishall base.

The quiz night attracted 123 players, made up 21 teams. Two of the teams comprised of Kim and Andrew's loyal supporting friends, but the rest of the teams comprised of all HMP Bure prison staff.

Kim said: 'It was a great atmosphere as we all tend to be very competitive.

'The food served by the Diplomat was excellent and as always the staff from the establishment made us proud with their fish and chips-themed menu.


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'For the latest quiz night we wanted to support a local children's charity, and a colleague at HMP Bure suggested Nelson's Journey. We felt they were ideal.

'My husband and I thoroughly enjoy arranging the events, even though the two weeks leading up to it are always a bit frantic, researching the questions, typing and producing the answer sheets, collecting in the entrants money and preparing the team packs.'

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The quiz night raised exactly �1051.01, following on from two previous quiz nights which raised �1,750 for nearby Buxton Pre-school.

This money was put towards a new outdoor play area.

As a result of a bet made at the latest quiz, a colleague of Kim and Andrew's, Paul Cosham, yesterday took part in the Boxing Day swim off Cromer beach.

Paul had already been sponsored �200 by staff at HMP Bure to take part in the brisk swim and the amount raised will be added to the funds raised for Nelson's Journey. Nicki Gibson, marketing and fundraising officer for Nelson's Journey, added: 'We are very grateful to the dedication of Kim and Andrew and to be chosen as their charity of choice for their third quiz night.

'These are enjoyable events that not only raise valuable funds for our charity, but also bring the local community together.

'The amount which they have raised enables us to support the equivalent of five bereaved children or young people through a series of one-to-one therapeutic sessions.'

If you would like to donate to Nelson's Journey, go to www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk or www.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/nj

Are you holding a charity event? Contact Local Life editor Richard Wood on 01603 772423 or richard.wood@archant.co.uk

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