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SNOW FEARS DID NOT DETER QUIZZERS FROM RAISING OVER £1000 FOR 'CHILDREN IN NEED'


By Ian Maddock - Posted on 29 January 2013

Despite forecasts of the prospect of significant amounts of snow falling in and around the West Midlands, 30 of the 41 teams booked into the Kinver Rotary Club  Children in Need Quiz made their way to the Edward Marsh Centre for the annual event.As most of those unable to attend donated their entry fees to the charity, the evening once again raised more than £1,000. BBC RADIO 2 senior newsreader and “Voice of the Balls” Alan Dedicoat, who travelled from London for the event, praised all who had turned out for what is the largest of a series of quizzes he conducts round the country in aid of the popular charity. 


Rotary President John Brown, also thanked those who had made the journey, especially contestants who travelled from Bristol and Tenbury Wells, and presented a case of wine to Alan Dedicoat, who has consistently refused any form of recompense for the time  he puts into compiling the quizzes and costs of travel to Kinver. The President said a bottle a year was small reward for the 12 times he had given the Rotary Club of Kinver to stage what is one of its most popular annual events.The winning team from Alveley in Shropshire, 'Runners Up Again', will have to change their name next year!


Terry Wogan on his Sunday morning show praised all concerned, saying "Congratulations to members and friends of then Rotary Club of Kinver. Rotary has been very good to children in need". Deadly braved the elements to present the 12th annual Children in Need Quiz and Friday was a rough old night for snow.


"Given the weather the numbers were slightly down but with the help of Deadly (is there such a thing as help from Deadly) or hindrance from Deadly, they raised nearly £1,000. * Good work men and women, and Deadly."


Terry Wogan made his comments before all proceeds were in.


**The quiz took place just a week after the massive snow falls that hit the region forced the cancellation of the club’s annual New Year party for Kinver senior citizens.  This has been rescheduled for Friday April 12th.


Mike Deathridge

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