Fundraising Quiz Success

23rd October 2019

£830 raised as the PTFA fundraising quiz has the best turnout yet!

St. Mary’s CBGS PTFA held the first of their two annual quizzes on Friday evening in the school assembly hall and participants came in their numbers.

Proceeds from the quiz were going towards the schools new AEN / Student Support Hub and on the evening £820 was raised towards resources for the new hub.

In what was the biggest turnout for the PTFA quiz to date with twelve teams doing battle for the annual bragging rights.

‘Square Wheel Friels’ made a lightning start and led the way after the first general knowledge round, with ‘The B Team’ and ‘One Smart Fellow he Felt Smart’ in close pursuit and ‘The Muffin Tops’ well off the pace with a solitary point.

The lead changed hands after the first music round as ‘One Smart Fellow he Felt Smart’ living up to its name and forging ahead – it was a lead they wouldn’t relinquish – holding off a steady challenge from ‘The Crispies’, ‘The B team’ and the ‘Pumpkin Paupers’.

There was plenty of craic and even a steward’s enquiry on the night – not least regarding a spot-prize question in the music round involving ‘Life of Reilly’ from the Lightning Seeds!

But it wouldn’t be a quiz without some entertainment and debate and it’s fair to say that the quiz lived up to expectations and the countdown is already onto the second quiz later on in the academic year.

Well done to all the participants and to ‘One Smart Fellow, He Felt Smart’ on their victory on the night. A hugely entertaining evening for a great cause.

Further thanks to all who contributed prizes to the event, and to local businesses who generously contributed to the prize pot.

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