Charity starts in Ryde this Christmas

Following the success of a charity quiz night in October, a date has been set for a repeat performance but with a Christmas twist.

Southern Co-op’s funeral home in Ryde is planning a Christmas Charity Quiz Night on Monday 10th December.

It is hoped that the special night will help to raised money for the Phoenix Project – a specialist day service for adults with learning disabilities based in Haylands.

The Phoenix Project is the funeral home’s chosen cause as part of Southern Co-op’s community engagement programme ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’. This initiative addresses four key social themes for promoting: ‘Greener’, ‘Healthier’, ‘Safer’, and ‘More Inclusive’ neighbourhoods.

Sam Walker, Southern Co-op’s Funeral Co-ordinator at the Ryde funeral home, said: “The last charity quiz went down a storm. We are overwhelmed by the support we have been getting from the local community. We raised £160 for the project which is incredible.”

The charity quiz is being held at The Dairyman’s Daughter, Arreton Barns Craft Village, Newport, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £2 per person with up to six people per team.

To find out more or book your place, contact Southern Co-op’s Ryde Funeralcare via 01983 615746 or

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