Quiz night 2015

aquafilter logoThe annual charity quiz, organised by the Rotary Club of Cranleigh, attracted 20 teams and 120 contestants to the Village Hall on 24 April.

The money raised by the quiz, together with a further contribution from the Rotary Club of Cranleigh’s charity fund, will enable a donation of £1,000 to be made to the Safe Water Trust. This UK-based charity provides water filtration units (aquafilters) that can be used to produce clean water wherever they are needed throughout the world.

David Searle, a representative of the Safe Water Trust, was present during the evening to explain and demonstrate how the qualifiers work.

“The money raised will be used to support schools being set up in Syria,” he said. “The fantastic Rotary donation will help provide safe drinking water for over 2,500 people trapped by the awful conflict there.”

“It was a great evening and we would like to thank everyone who took part for their support,” said Rotarian David Gill, one of the event organisers.

“Taking part in a quiz can be thirsty work, but the 120 people who took part in the quiz on 24 April would only have had far to walk a maximum of 15 yards to the Village Hall kitchen to find an unlimited supply of free drinking water.

“However, if the quiz had been held in some other parts the world , that walk could have been 15 miles or even more. Quiz participants would surely have struggled to find an answer to the question: ‘Why do I have to walk such a long way to access something that should be my basic human right?’” 

The winning quiz team was the Witley Wanderers, led by Jeanne Penny.