Published: 17:40, 19 November 2017 |
Updated: 18:14, 19 November 2017
A nail-biting finish to the Maidstone heat of the KM Big Charity Quiz saw just three points separate the top four teams.
In the end Medway Mail and Female, the winners of the 2015 event, triumphed by just one point. In equal second were Moomins and Just Sew and So’s, with Stargating across the Quizziverse a further two points back.
All four teams earned their place in the county final and will take on the top teams from KM Big Charity Quiz heats staged in Ashford, Canterbury and Medway earlier this year.
Around £7,000 is expected to be raised for good causes from the event with a number of educational initiatives benefiting including road safety, literacy and walk to school schemes. The Kent Messenger Charity of the Year – Leybourne Grange Riding Centre for the Disabled – will also be on e of the beneficiaries.
Helping to ensure the mammoth wine and wisdom evening was a success a small army of volunteers and supportive businesses had been enlisted with Kent brewer Shepherd Neame donating the beverages for the charity bar and Barclays bank staff manning the bar and using its pound for pound scheme to boost the charity pot.
Extra support was provided by Office Angels, Reynolds Retreat Spa at Borough Green, Hornby Visitor Centre in Thanet, Eurostar, Independent Music Productions, and Pizza Hut Delivery Maidstone. Accountants Wilkins Kennedy were the headline sponsor of the event and brought three teams of staff to join in the fun.
Quiz master Simon Dolby said: “The scores of teams taking part in the event were very impressive. I particularly want to thank Barclays staff, Shepherd Neame and Wilkins Kennedy for their support in helping to ensure the event was such a success.”
To receive information on future KM Big Charity Quiz events and discount codes when booking sign up for the Inspire e-newsletter at www.kmbigquiz.co.uk
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating!
PLUS, register for free!.
Read our pick of the best holiday destinations. Whether its a weekend break, or something a little bit longer, we have reviewed a wide range of holidays.