Park’s mammoth quiz answers Devon charity needs

Question masters: From left are Macmillan fundraising manager for South Devon, Bridget Hill; Beverley Holidays head of entertainment, Drew Baker; park directors Katy Lamsin and Nicola Furneaux, and Macmillan head of fundraising for South West, Elaine Bovey

Question masters: From left are Macmillan fundraising manager for South Devon, Bridget Hill; Beverley Holidays head of entertainment, Drew Baker; park directors Katy Lamsin and Nicola Furneaux, and Macmillan head of fundraising for South West, Elaine Bovey

General knowledge buffs have helped Beverley Holidays raise £610 for Macmillan Cancer Support in a brain-teasing challenge hosted by the Paignton holiday park earlier this month.

Contestants came from afar to take part in Beverley’s Macmillan Mammoth Quiz – a nationwide charity challenge which holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s largest simultaneous quiz.

The charity event saw teams from Macmillan South West and Beverley Holidays go head-to-head with holiday park guests in ten general knowledge rounds.

Beverley Holidays’ head of entertainment Drew Baker issued a huge thank-you to all those who came along to take part and lend support:

“This is a fantastic outcome for our first-ever Mammoth Quiz, and everyone’s efforts have helped us raise a stack of cash for a very worthy cause.

“And a special mention goes to our winning team led by Ian Salter who scored a truly mammoth ninety-two spot-on answers from one hundred questions.

“We are awaiting confirmation, but the quiz buffs at Macmillan believe this may be the highest score ever achieved in this worldwide quiz,” said Drew.

Now in its ninth year, the Mammoth Quiz saw a record number of entries in 2017 with Beverley Holidays being one of 449 participating organisations.

Bridget Hill, Macmillan’s fundraising manager for South Devon, said: “It was great to see the Beverley Holidays’ Mammoth Quiz being supported by so many local people.

“The amount raised is enough to fund a Macmillan nurse at Torbay Hospital for over twenty hours, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential support.

“We are extremely grateful to everyone involved, and are already looking forward to next year’s event,” added Bridget.

Meanwhile, the multi-award winning park is planning to hold a raft of other fundraising initiatives this year to benefit both local and national good causes.

There is more information about Beverley Holidays at  www.beverley-holidays.co.uk

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