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Barclays doubles funds for charity quiz

By Liz Nicholls

Bountiful bankers will equal the generosity of competitors at the Medway heat of the KM Big Charity Quiz in March.

Andy Hunt and team celebrate Barclays' pledge to match funds raised for charity at the KM Big Quiz, which is now open for booking.

Andy Hunt and team celebrate Barclays' pledge to match funds raised for charity at the KM Big Quiz, which is now open for booking.

Barclays bank will be matching all the funds raised both from the raffle and the charity bar – meaning that every time you enjoy a drink, you’re making a double donation to three good causes.

And there are some cool prizes up for grabs in the raffle too - classic toys and collectables from Hornby, plus separate competitions to win vouchers for Eurostar or DFDS Seaways.

Booking for the quiz on Friday, March 9 has now opened – and you can save £10 on the price at www.kmcharityteam.co.uk/booking by using the discount code KMNEWS18.

The money raised will be split between the Medway Messenger's charity of the year Unit 1 Skatepark, along with walk to school and literacy services for schools, and a third beneficiary to be chosen on the night from the charities who have entered at least one team.

The skatepark, a registered charity run mostly by volunteers, provides a safe and caring environment for underprivileged youngsters in Medway – often providing them not only with food and clothing, but with much-needed care and attention. It also puts homeless youngsters in touch with organisations who can help them and works with the Princes Trust to help young people in the area find work.

Julie Daniels, manager of the Chatham branch of Barclays, said: “It is our pleasure to support the KM Big Quiz. It is an event we have now been involved in for many years.

“The charity bar is a vital element of fundraising on the night to support the community. This will have an even greater impact as the money will be matched through Barclays’ fantastic community investment programme - which also encourages employees to get involved in charities and causes.

“It’s about giving back skills, time, and energy to support local communities.”

The quiz is also supported by Shepherd Neame, who will be providing the drinks for the Spitfire charity bar.

The event will run from 7pm to 10.30pm at The St George Hotel in New Road Avenue, Chatham.

Teams can have up to eight people and the ticket price includes nibbles plus a bottle of wine and a bottle of fizzy water on the table. 

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