On Saturday 26th October 2019, over 100 enthusiastic quizzers took part in this year’s annual Quiz Night organised by the East Surrey Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association at St Mark’s Church Hall at Tattenham Corner on Epsom Downs.
After eight challenging rounds of ten questions each, on subjects ranging from ‘Food & Drink’ and ‘Numbers’ to ‘Sport’ and ‘Disney Films’, together with a special 20-point picture quiz, ‘Marksmen’, emerged triumphant out of the fourteen teams taking part, with a very impressive score of 91.5 points out of a possible 100, convincingly beating ‘The Kiwi Crushers’ and ‘The Mixed Bunch’ into second and third place with scores of 80.5 points and 76.5 points respectively. ‘The Famous Five’ picked up the booby prize for coming last, albeit with a still very respectable score of 42 points.
As well as the quiz itself, everyone present enjoyed an excellent fish and chip supper, purchased from Posh Plaice in Tattenham Crescent, and a raffle helped to raise over £1,000 for the East Surrey Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, which will be used to help support local people living with Motor Neurone Disease.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rapidly progressive terminal condition which kills, on average, six people every day in the UK. It can leave people unable to walk, talk or even feed themselves, whilst their mind and senses invariably remain unaffected. Average life expectancy from diagnosis is just fourteen months and, as yet, there is no cure or effective treatment.
The East Surrey Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) provides care and support to around 60 people living with MND throughout the East Surrey area, as well as helping to fund vital research into the disease itself.
To find out more about Motor Neurone Disease and the work of the MND Association, together with how you can support your local Branch, please visit www.mndassociation.org or contact Simon Edmands on 07753 821964 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow the MND Association and East Surrey Branch on Twitter at @mndassoc and @mndaeastsurrey and Facebook at MND Association and MND Association East Surrey Branch.