Getting down to quizness!

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26 teams competed for the chance to be crowned winners of our annual spring quiz, which took place in the Boundary Rooms at the Sussex County Cricket Ground in Hove last Thursday (31 March).

The Big Rockinghorse Quiz saw participants tested on their general knowledge as well as a sport round for the special sporting edition, followed by the infamous karaoke competition where teams can gain extra points for their singing with bonus points available for the best performance (as demonstrated by the team from The Grand Brighton, pictured above).

Sponsored by Leaders (Martina Packham from Leaders is pictured below left with Ryan Heal and Analiese Doctrove from Rockinghorse) the event raised an incredible £5,800 through ticket sales – charged at £20 per person (including a curry and a drink) – plus a charity raffle and giving tree on the night which included a variety of great prizes, kindly donated by local businesses.

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The money raised will be donated towards our ongoing projects at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton. As the official fundraising arm of the Alex, we raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, as well as providing items to help ensure that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs.

Hannah Seltzer, Events Fundraising Co-ordinator at Rockinghorse (pictured above right with the Rockinghorse team), said: “We are so pleased with the fantastic amount of money raised and are extremely thankful to everyone who supported the event and attended on the night. A special mention to our sponsors Leaders, who have supported the quiz for a number of years now, and to our fabulous quiz hosts Gareth and Lynn Shepherd from QuizHost UK, who help to make the event fun and exciting.”

Congratulations to team Fortis Law and friends (pictured below left) who were crowned Rockinghorse quiz champions for the second time – it seems they are going to take some beating! Take a look at all the photos from the night on our Facebook page by clicking here, including a special appearance from David Beckham (pictured below right).

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Many thanks to all the teams that attended, including; Bohemia, Cardens Accountants, Closebrothers, CVR Global, Dehns, Expand Executive Search, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Fontwell Racecourse, Fortis Law, IT First, Jade Paine and friends, Leaders, LoveLocalJobs, Mayo Wynne Baxter, Metro Bank, Plus Accounting, Preston Insurance Brokers, RBS, Rivervale Leasing, Robinson Low Francis, Sussex County Cricket Club, Synergy Group, The Grand Brighton and Wannops LLP.

Our thanks to the following companies who donated prizes and room decorations, including; Bohemia, Bramber Construction, Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, Brighton Racecourse, Café Rouge (in Brighton Marina), Crawley Town Football Club, Donatello, Fun Bags Party Shop (in Haywards Heath), Hilton Brighton Metropole, Komedia, LivingWell Gym, Marks & Spencer, Pinnacle Sports UK, QuizHost UK (Gareth and Lynn Shepherd), Rivervale, Royal Windsor Racecourse, Schmoo Spa, Sussex County Cricket Club, Sussex Cricketer, Ted Baker, The Float Spa, The Grand Brighton, The Salt Room and The Treatment Rooms.

The next Rockinghorse charity quiz will be a Halloween special in October…we’ll be bringing you more details very soon!

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