Everyone at Catching Lives would like to thank staff at The University of Kent for organising a spooky charity quiz and raffle, which took place on Friday 1st November at the Pavilion Café Bar at the University. The event raised £1030.50 for Catching Lives. This is their third annual fundraiser for Catching Lives and since their first event in 2017, they have raised an impressive £3462.50 which has gone towards helping Canterbury’s homeless.
Josie Caplehorne who works in the Office of Scholarly Communication and organised the event with colleagues Suzanne Duffy, Clair Waller and Rachel Dickinson told us she was “delighted so much has been raised for such a worthwhile cause.” Being the day after 31st October Josie said they “couldn’t resist a Halloween theme for this fundraiser. We decorated the venue with ghouls and pumpkins, and the 90 quiz-goers were treated to a pre-quiz meal and a frightfully good soundtrack. Catching Lives General Manager Terry Gore then invited to the stage to open the evening by telling quiz-goers about the work of Catching Lives. Christy Hinchcliffe, quiz-master extraordinaire, then started the quiz. There were ten spooky-themed rounds, including picture rounds and a game of heads-and-tails, a raffle draw and best fancy dress competition.”
Thanks to some very generous donors there were some great raffle prizes up for grabs, including Leeds Castle tickets, Joes’ Bows Country Sports falconry experiences, Mount Ephraim season tickets, a Google Home, restaurant and shopping vouchers, and much more. Josie also extended her thanks to Kent Sport’s Pavilion Café Bar staff who have kindly hosted these events since they started, event photographer Jim Higham, compere Christy and Catching Lives for their ongoing support of University of Kent Fundraising events.