Flukes pip Penquins to win charity quiz
Just one point made the difference between first and second place at this year’s Brains of Newquay Charity Quiz, run by Towan Blystra Lions, held once again at Newquay Golf Club.
The quiz saw nineteen teams from the area represent various local good causes and charities with the winners, ’The Flukes’ scooping £400 in total for Newquay Marine Group. The Marine Group’s purpose is to enjoy, share, promote and protect Newquay’s amazing marine environment and the life in it through practical initiatives and education. ’The Flukes’ members were: Mike Taylor, Terry Carne, Ian Boreham and Jenny Simpson.
Only one point behind them were last year’s winners, Newquay Road Runners ‘Precocious Penguins’ who quizzed for the Newquay Harbour Sports Association and raised £300 in total for that cause. Coming third, after a tie-break with Newquay Rotary’s ‘Round To It’ team, were ’The Bloomers’ who won a total of £200 for Newquay in Bloom.
Three other teams won £100 each for winning ‘rounds’ in the quiz: ‘Lusty Crusties’ (Lusty Surf Life Saving Club), ‘Wides, Byes and No Balls’ (Newquay Cricket Club) and ’The Cormorants’ (Newquay Cormorants Amateur Swimming Club).
But there were no losers in this charity give-away evening with all remaining teams winning £50 for their causes which were: Age UK’s Govenek Hub, The Storehouse, Chylowen Alpacas (CHAT), RNLI, St Austell Brewery Charitable Trust, Trenance Cottages, Motor Neuron Disease Cornwall Branch, Cornwall Accessibility, Children’s Hospice SW, Cornwall Hospice Care, NSPCC, DISC and the Friends of Indian Queens School.
Lion’s vice president, Jon Collins thanked everyone who had attended and Newquay Golf Club steward, Alex, who set many of the questions and made sure everyone was kept supplied with refreshment. He also thanked quizmaster Lion Carl Leadbetter for all the effort he had put in to preparing for, and compering the evening.
“Our main fund raising event of the year in Newquay Beer Festival,” said Jon, “and this quiz is just one of the ways we look to get that money back into the community through groups that do so many important and, often unsung, activities in our area.
“It is great to see so many people helping them by taking part in events like the Brains of Newquay and I’m sure we’ll be back again in 2024.”
If you would like to find out more about what the Lions get up to in Newquay and the surrounding area, or fancy joining in some of their activities, checkout www.newquaytowanblystralions.org.uk.
Caption: Members of ’The Flukes’ (left) Mike Taylor, Terry Carne, Jenny Simpson and Ian Boreham with Lion VP Jon Collins (centre).