Amazing £7K raised for SASH
The English Department’s Saturday night quiz, which began as school community fun during lockdown has raised almost £7,000 for SASH, the charity for East Surrey Hospital and the care and services provided by Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust for people across Surrey and Sussex.
Mr Nick Crombie, set the wheels in motion at the start of lock down and the event has proved so popular that he has kept it going with last Saturday’s quiz, the fifth so far, raising the brilliant sum for the NHS and gaining a global audience.
Mr Crombie said: “’The quiz started five weeks ago as an opportunity to get our community in one place on a Saturday night, aiming to bring their ‘big night out, back in’. We have grown over this time and now see upwards of 200 teams compete every week, some tuning in from Oman, New Zealand, Sweden, America, Hong Kong and the Netherlands.
“Last Saturday (18 April) we decided to make it a ‘Dress for the NHS’ quiz – encouraging families to put on a costume, or to dress fancily, whilst making a donation to SASH Charity, our local NHS Trust. So far we’ve raided over £6658 and it’s still rising. We are so proud to give this money to such an amazing cause at a hugely challenging time. The quiz continues every Saturday and you can tune in to our nightly story time at 9pm on our Caterham English Instagram page.’
The initial target set by Mr Crombie was £500 but this amount was passed before the quiz even began. The school had emails and calls from former pupils across the world who were keen to join the community effort and donate for the cause.”
Added Mr Crombie: “the amount raised has been brilliant but It doesn’t surprise me in a way – the sense of community pulling together has been awesome and this is just one of the ways our community has got involved to help others.”Back to all news