Sunday, 22 March 2015

Let's Get Quizzical: Pub Quiz 18th March

It always feels daunting when you've planned an event, and you're waiting for people to arrive. What if nobody shows up? What if everything goes wrong? What if... well, you get the idea. I'm a joy to plan things with.

Before people arrived, we got an email alert from Hubbub about a new pledge. Our classmate Kallen donated £150 to show his support for our project! It's not easy to express how touched we were by this, without seeming insincere. I'm not exaggerating when I say that we were speechless, and had to blink back tears to continue with quiz prep. This vote of confidence was exactly what we needed. Thank you Kallen.

Tables starting to fill up
We were utterly overwhelmed when the tables started to fill up around 8pm, and we even had to do some furniture moving to make sure we could fit everyone in! Our amazing friends and family meant we easily filled the whole top floor of Walkabout. You are all amazing.

Eve (left) and Corrinne (right) the giants, with Rachael (centre)
Walkabout provided free food, while we ran about collecting entry money and selling raffle tickets. It was exciting getting to see so many people who want to help us get to Malawi.
Our quiz masters for the evening
Corrinne and Jen, ready to mark answer sheets
Michael at the ready with the mic, ever zen Jen, and a very excited Eve

A big shout out goes to Eve, who originally pitched the idea of a pub quiz; And Michael, who liaised with Walkabout and helped Eve to put together the questions. Rachael inspired us all to ask around for raffle prizes, after she approached various Glasgow based companies and successfully secured donations.

Raffle donations came from Tunnocks, Sophie Daw of LyonDaw Jewellery, Jackie from Inner Peace Beauty, and generous friends and family.

We learned a lot from the night, and have plenty of ideas to make an event like this run a bit more smoothly. But overall, we're so happy with how it went and we hope everyone had as much fun as we did.

We raised a grand total of... drumroll... £400.55! 

That nudges us a bit closer to our fundraising goal, but we still have a long way to go. If you want to support our project, but are unable to come along to one of our events, don't forget that you can donate via PayPal or Swipe on our Hubbub page.

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