Over the past three months a team from David Allen has been fundraising for Hospice at Home (Carlisle and North Lakeland) ready for their Coast2Coast cycle challenge which is taking place on 5 – 7 June 2015. The challenge will see the team, consisting of Alison Allen, Lisa Irving, Kerrie Allison, Robert Nordon and I, cycling 150miles in just three days. This journey will take us across the breadth of Britain (and over some pretty big hills!), starting at Whitehaven and finishing in Tynemouth.
On Friday 29 May we held a ‘David Allen Quiz Night’ at Carlisle Rugby Club as our big fundraising finale with friends, family and colleagues all coming along to enjoy the evening and help raise money for the charity.
Geoff Haugh, who hosts the annual Team Quiz at The Sands Centre in Carlisle, acted as our quizmaster for the evening puzzling our 18 teams with rounds made up of pictures, music and lyrics, films and general trivia. Our teams were also treated to a number of mini games including tantalising brain teasers, ‘what’s in the bag’ and a wind up race featuring mini versions of our team of cyclists (perhaps the winner of the wind up race will be the first to cross the finish line at Tynemouth!).
The evening culminated with prizes given out for the best team name, the winner of the mini-games and the overall quiz winners prize which was deservedly won by one of our Coast2Coast cycling team members Robert and his family! We also had a fantastic raffle which featured lots of donated goodies from generous local businesses and individuals.
Everyone had a fantastic evening and raised over £500 to add to our fundraising total which now stands at over £3,000! Special thanks for the evening go to, Geoff for providing a fantastic quiz and hosting the evening, Peter Tyson for providing our sound system and to Carlisle Rugby Club for the use of their function room.
We also wish to thank the following businesses for donating raffle prizes:
Carlisle Dance Academy
Orton Grange Café
Silloth Golf Hotel
Touch Nails and Beauty
Stanwix Park, Silloth
The Loft Beauty Rooms