On Friday 26th February, 76 households came together online to take part in the first ever DENS Virtual Spring Quiz.
A mixture of individuals and families joined Peter, a long-standing volunteer at DENS and seasoned quizmaster, for 10 themed rounds of brain teasing questions and funky music. Participants were also able to bid for three luxury lots in a fast-paced and fun virtual auction, which raised £225.
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of everyone who took part in the quiz, a whopping £1,500 was raised on the big night! This could pay for essential equipment to assist with the distribution of emergency food parcels to individuals and families in need across Dacorum.
The big crescendo ended in two households crowned as joint winners, with Sarah Morris from Apsley and Cathy Davison of team ‘Isolating Hamsters’ sharing the spoils. The ‘CoxBevTurns’, a family team playing online from Ireland and the other half in Hemel, came out on top as the winning cross-household team!
Winning participant Sarah Morris said: “It was great, really well organised and I would definitely join in again. We’re usually rubbish at quizzes, but the questions were well balanced and thought out for all the family to enjoy! The auction was a fabulous idea too. Well done to the DENS team.”
Nicky Maxwell-Braithwaite, Community & Events Fundraising Manager at DENS, said: “We are delighted with the success of our first virtual quiz. It’s another great example of how we have adapted our fundraising during lockdown.
“It was wonderful to see the usual faces who attend our live event, as well of lots of new supporters, and we look forward to the challenges this year may bring”
A huge thank you to everyone who signed up and made our first ever Virtual Spring Quiz a great success and an unforgettable evening!