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Prizes galore at Canterbury Big Quiz

By Liz Nicholls

The second heat of the search for Kent’s biggest brainboxes takes place in Canterbury next month – and one of its loyal supporters is offering its customers an extra incentive to take part.

Adrian Bryant, managing director of ADM Computing, which is supporting the KM Big Charity Quiz.
Adrian Bryant, managing director of ADM Computing, which is supporting the KM Big Charity Quiz.

Canterbury firm ADM Computing is supporting the KM Big Quiz again this year – and if any of the schools and businesses it works with enter a team, they’ll be in with a chance of winning a special prize to be revealed on the night.

Although with DFDS Seaways vouchers worth £150 for each member of the overall winning team, plus a whole host of other prizes – including Eurostar tickets, and classic toys and collectables from Hornby - up for grabs, there are already plenty of potential rewards for taking part.

ADM Computing’s managing director Adrian Bryant said: “The Big Quiz is great fun. We’re very pleased to be supporting it and hope it raises lots of money for charity.”

The first of the four Big Quizzes of 2018 takes place tomorrow night (March 9), in Medway.

The Canterbury heat will be staged on Friday, April 20 and will be followed by quizzes in Ashford and Maidstone later in the year – plus a county final for the winning teams from all four heats.

All four quizzes will raise money for charity, with the Canterbury event raising funds for the East Kent Hospital Trust’s dementia appeal and the KM Charity Team’s road safety and literacy work with schools.

Charities submitting at least one quiz team will also have a chance to take a share of the proceeds if they are chosen in a draw on the night. Last year’s event attracted 49 teams and raised £8,000 for good causes.

Any organisation which enters three teams or more will get a prize for their top team, and there will also be prizes for the top team from the NHS and caring organisations, and the top local government or schools team.

Organiser Dominic Comins said: “Abba were wrong about the winner taking it all - there are loads of opportunities to get a prize on the night.

“Even if you don’t do very well in the quiz there are plenty of excellent raffle prizes which anyone is in with a chance of taking home.”

Brewer Shepherd Neame is donating all the drinks for the charity bar and Barclays bank will match funds raised from both the bar and the raffle. Staff from recruitment firm Office Angels will be helping out on the night as runners while a team from Barclays will be serving the drinks.

The event starts at 7pm at the University of Kent Sports Centre (doors open at 6.20pm), and teams can have up to eight people.The table price includes a bottle of wine, fizzy water and a ploughman’s meal provided by the Kent and Canterbury Hospital League of Friends.

To book, visit www.kmbigquiz.co.uk and use the discount code KMNEWS18 to get £10 off the price of your table.

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