Quiz night raises over £2k for Autism NI

The winning team - Ken Dodd's Dad's Dog's Dead - with quizmaster Stewart Holden. INNT 24-500CON
The winning team - Ken Dodd's Dad's Dog's Dead - with quizmaster Stewart Holden. INNT 24-500CON

A fundraising quiz night held at Ulster Transport Bowling Club in Jordanstown last Friday raised £2,120 for the East Antrim Branch of Autism NI.

Outgoing Mayor Thomas Hogg and Councillor Pamela Barr were among the 170 attendees who took part in the quiz, hosted by former Countdown quiz champion Stewart Holden.

Neil Girvan (left) is presented with the signed Euro 2016 shirt by Trevor Millar of Art Restorers Ireland. INNT 24-501CON

Neil Girvan (left) is presented with the signed Euro 2016 shirt by Trevor Millar of Art Restorers Ireland. INNT 24-501CON

Organiser Michele Millar said: “We are thrilled to have raised over two thousand pounds for our charity through ticket sales, a raffle with prizes donated by many local businesses and food supplied by TAAJ Indian Restaurant in Jordanstown.”

An auction for a signed Northern Ireland Euro 2016 football shirt, donated by Art Restorers Ireland, was a highlight of the evening and added a further £420 to the total thanks to a winning bid from local businessman Neil Girvan.

The winning team answered 74 out of 90 questions correctly and took home trophies and bottles of wine. Cllr Hogg and his friends put in a respectable performance, finishing fourth out of the 28 teams that took part.

The evening was deemed “a huge success” and plans are already taking shape to do it all again next year.