The Rotary Club of Seaford held its annual Charity Quiz Night on Friday and once again a competitive, friendly and amusing evening was enjoyed by all.
St Leonard’s Church Hall was packed as 16 teams battled for the trophy and honour of first place. The Quiz Mistress, Michele Roper, kept the questions flowing and she was gratefully and ably supported by a team of scorers and helpers.
After the last round of questions, the teams waited to hear the final scores, hoping for a win, and in some cases hoping not to be last!
First place went to The Outlaws, who retained the trophy they had won last year. They scored an impressive 57 points out of 80, with the Von Trapps, a team of our friends from the Seaford Martello Rotary Club, second with 51.
The Welly Wanderers, last year’s runners-up but previous winners, finished in third place with 50.
At the interval the teams sat down to a welcoming meal and a big thank you went to all those who prepared, cooked and served the food. It was enjoyed by all.
Towards the end of the evening the raffle was drawn and the wonderful range of prizes were handed out to the lucky winners.
The raffle prizes were generously donated by Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park Theatre, Diella’s Restaurant, Millies of Seaford, Swindells Accountants, Church Lane Flowers and Morrison’s.
The evening concluded with a heartfelt thank you from the President of Seaford Rotary Club, Ray Hazan, and the team with the lowest score (who will not be named to avoid any embarrassment) received their ‘Last Place’ prizes.
The Outlaws received their trophy and bottles of wine and the evening was over for another year, but with much talk about returning in 2016 to do better.
In addition to all of this, the event raised almost £500 for charities and worthy causes.
The Rotary Club of Seaford has a busy schedule of Sunday Boot, Craft and Produce Fairs in 2015 at the Martello Fields on the seafront.
Dates to put in your diary are April 26, May 24, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 6 and October 4.
Gates open at 7.30am, with public access to the site from 9am until 1pm.
Refreshments are available and there is the benefit of free parking.
The cost is £8 per pitch and for further information contact Mike on 01323 873988.
The Rotary Club of Seaford meets at 12.45pm for 1pm on a Wednesday at Seaford Golf Club in Firle Road.
Rotarians wishing to visit the club should contact John Owen on 01323 515269 by 9.30am on Tuesday.