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Festive season quiz

Christmas is a time for family fun and amusement. Each year, at this time , and for the last 15 years, I have devised a factual/cryptic themed quiz which has proved to be very popular (“it wouldn’t be Christmas without your quiz”).

If you want to make your family party go with a bit of unity, I will send you a copy of this quiz as an attachment (for free) if you email me at terry.marston@hotmail.com .
If your party or your partner decide to run with it (or not) send in a solution before January 31st next. Full details are included in the attachment.
Please forward at least a quid with your entry (or a quid from everyone who takes part).

The effort is in support of a residential village in Essex for adults with severe learning difficulties (vulnerable adults - view www.acornvillages.com / a registered charity No: 1048360).

Communities such as this are going to feel a greater impact of the cuts than most - despite what Communities (sic) Secretary, Eric Pickles may plead in his defence.

I have a personal interest which I now declare: my younger son has lived there since 1990 and has benefited greatly from the sensitive way in which he has been assisted to cope with the daily challenges which we take in our stride.

The theme for this year’s quiz (which is totally without overheads – all proceeds go to Acorn Village) is “The film of the book” – or- “The book of the film” however you may look at it. I have already had good feedback.

Last year, this quiz raised £1K for Acorn. If you have a local/personal charity you support, try this quiz first and if you want to know how I do it, let me know and I will send you an outline programme for you to consider. I have 14 other themes safely filed away.

You can’t sniff at a grand

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Lincoln

Re: Festive season quiz

Good cause, good quiz, good fun!

You'll have another cheque from me in the New Year terry. I can't promise to make good the shortfall in funding caused by Eric's cuts, but be assured there's at least one Pickles who is not without compassion.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1945 - 1950

Current location (optional) Norfolk UK

Re: Festive season quiz

Thanks, Denis.

The cause is central. It is the fun and "torture" that I like to promote. It takes a sado-masochist to recommend it.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Lincoln

Re: Festive season quiz

It's that time of the decade - again ! When I offer you a free quiz/competition to brighten up the corners of your Christmas Do.

Today is the first time in 5 years - since the last offer - so line up for the 19th issue of the Acorn Village Quiz

Each year, at this time , and for the last 19 years, I have devised a factual/cryptic themed quiz - and this year the topic is "RIVERS" - giving you Old Keighlians an opportunity to Aire your wit and wisdom. I love it when the answers flood in !

If you want to make your family party go with a bit of unity, I will send you a copy of this quiz as an attachment (for free) if you email me at terry.marston@hotmail.com

If your party or your partner decide to run with it (or not) send in a solution before January 31st next. Full details are included in the attachment.

The effort is in support of a residential village in Essex for adults with severe learning difficulties (vulnerable adults - view www.acornvillages.com / a registered charity No: 1048360).

The quiz is totally without overheads – (all proceeds go to Acorn Village)

Last year, this quiz raised £1K for Acorn. If you have a local/personal charity you support, try this quiz first and if you want to know how I do it, let me know and I will send you an outline programme for you to consider. I have 18 other themes safely filed away.

You can’t sniff at a grand

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Nirvana

Re: Festive season quiz

After missing last year, for manifold reasons, (and nothing to do with rivers and Flash), opportunistically another quiz in aid of Acorn Village (see previous entries)has emerged - which I am prepared to make available under the terms set out previously via terry.marston@ntlworld.com

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1952-60

Current location (optional) Nirvana