On 15 October 13 teams (100+ individuals) took part in our Charity Quiz Night in support of Variety – the Children’s Charity. After a lively quiz, and tense tiebreak between tied first place teams, the winning team was Hoares Bank (II).  Congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the Transficc team for such a close-run second place.

Proceeds from this event, added to monies raised in 2019 at the Annual Charity Golf Day, our Summer Reception and from individiual member activities and donations, have enabled us to fund our 57th Variety Sunshine Coach.

The 14-seater coach will go to Grange Park Primary School in Kent, a specialist school for children and young adults (8-19 years) with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).  The Coach will be in use 5 days a week and will cover some 8,000 miles a year supporting pupils to engage in an experiential and differentiated curriculum that supports their specific educational and independence needs.

We are delighteed to be able to fund another Sunshine Coach – making 57 in our 20 or so years supporting Variety – and thank our members, supporters and sponsors for their incredible generosity.   We will continue to support Variety through fund raising events and will be adding the Quiz Night as a regular feature on our events calendar in 2020 and beyond.