Charity quiz to help tackle poverty

Quiz goers are being encouraged to dust off their best team names as a new charity quiz is being held to tackle the town’s poverty.

Being organised by Southern Co-op’s Funeralcare branches in Rose Green, Bognor Regis and Felpham, colleagues are gearing up for the special night which will stimulate people’s brain cells and tickle their taste buds with a fish and chips supper.

All money raised will be donated to The Bognor Regis Lions Club – Wenceslas Appeal as part of Southern Co-op’s community engagement programme ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’.

The appeal is aimed at helping people get out of fuel poverty during the winter and last month Richard Johns, the chairman of the club’s fundraising committee, said they had already received two big appeals for help.

Lindsey Booker, Funeral Co-ordinator at Southern Co-op’s Rose Green funeralcare, said: “We held a charity car wash for the cause in the summer and we were so pleased to have raised £180. Our colleagues and family all worked extremely hard and we were very thankful for the community support on the day.

“So we want to try and repeat that success and help even more residents combat poverty. People shouldn’t have to choose between food and heating.”

The charity quiz and supper is being held on Saturday 27th October at 7pm in Rowland Rank Centre, at 205 Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 3QG.

Places can be booked at any of the three Southern Co-op funeral branches in Rose Green, Bognor Regis and Felpham.

Tickets are £8 per person including food with four to six people per team. Individuals are welcome with drinks available at the bar.

Southern Co-op’s community engagement programme ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ addresses four key social themes for promoting: ‘Greener’, ‘Healthier’, ‘Safer’, and ‘More Inclusive’ neighbourhoods.

Click here to find out more about Southern Co-op’s commitment to making a difference.