Call for Island quizzers to get busy for charity


Whether you are a seasoned pro or a complete newbie, quizzers on the Isle of Wight are being invited to help raise money to support families affected by brain tumours.

This is the third charity pub quiz being held by Southern Co-op’s funeral home in Ryde and, if it is successful, it is hoped it could become a regular event every two months.

The upcoming quiz is being held at The Dairyman’s Daughter, in Arreton, on Monday 25 March at 7.30pm.

It will be raising money for The Wight Brainy Bunch – a local brain tumour charity which runs a monthly support group, provides financial assistance to families struggling with added expenses, and supports much needed research via The Brain Tumour Charity.

Sam Walker, Funeral Co-ordinator at The Co-operative Funeralcare in Ryde, said: “Our two previous charity quizzes have been a huge success as they raised £380 for the Phoenix Project – a specialist day service for adults with learning disabilities.

“Everyone involved had a great time so we are really pleased to be able to hold another one but this time for The Wight Brainy Bunch.

“The charity is incredibly special as it was set up by a local couple, Mark and Kathryn Grimes, after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015.”

The Wight Brainy Bunch is being supported as part of Southern Co-op’s community engagement programme ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’. This initiative addresses four key social themes – promoting greener, healthier, safer, and more inclusive neighbourhoods.

Tickets are £2 per person with up to six people per team.

To find out more or book your place, contact The Co-operative Funeralcare in Ryde via 01983 615746 or by emailing rydefuneral@southerncoops.co.uk.