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Charity Chippy Quiz is a Grand Success

Article Date: 2015-12-02

Shooting Star’s third annual charity chippy quiz has broken previous records for the event, raising over £1,000 for its charity of the year YMCA Lincolnshire.

Last night (Monday) the award-winning PR and marketing firm welcomed 59 people to the Elite Fish and Chip Company Restaurant on Tritton Road, Lincoln for a quiz night with a difference.

A total of 15 teams battled it out across eight rounds to be crowned this year’s winners of a case of fine wines donated by Pygott and Crone – and enjoyed a delicious fish supper into the bargain.

The winning team was the Red Hot Chilli Quizzers led by Sarah Coldron from Kodak Express in Lincoln.

Jez Ashberry, Director of Shooting Star, said: "We are delighted to say we have raised a total of £1,153 for our charity of the year, and we’re extremely grateful to The Elite Fish and Chip Company – not only for hosting us and providing such a sterling service, but also for kindly supporting our fundraising efforts. Owners Adrian and Donna Tweedale provided the food free of charge which meant 100% of the proceeds could go to the charity.

"We would also like to thank everyone who attended and made it such an enjoyable night, as well as all those who kindly donated a prize for the raffle which helped to raise over £200 alone.

"The whole team is already looking forward to planning another successful event again next year.”

Although part of a wider national and international movement, YMCA Lincolnshire is heavily involved with youth work and manages over 120 units of accommodation, a health club and two childcare facilities within the community.

Malcolm Barham, Chief Executive of YMCA Lincolnshire said: "People are not always aware of the extensive variety of work that we do.

"For example, together with The Nomad Trust, we run a night shelter which accommodates hundreds of Lincoln’s homeless community each month and we welcome any donations to support all of our work.

"We are very grateful to Shooting Star for their support with PR and marketing over that last 12 months and to The Elite Fish and Chip Company for being the ideal hosts for the chippy quiz.

"Thank you to everyone who contributed towards raising a fantastic amount for YMCA Lincolnshire.”

Donna added: "We were so pleased to help with this year’s charity quiz to raise extra funds for a great cause within the local community. A great night was had by all!”

Each year Shooting Star selects a local charity or not-for-profit organisation which may not otherwise be able to afford the kind of services the agency offers, and supports them with free advice and expertise for 12 months.

Applications for Shooting Star’s 2016 charity of the year are now open. If you represent or know of a charity that could benefit from a variety of PR and marketing services to include news releases, social media, crisis management and media monitoring, the agency would like to hear from you.

Send an email before 21st December 2015 to why you think your charity would benefit from a year’s free professional PR and marketing.

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