Annual charity quiz night set to return to Waddington

24th February 2020

Winning team 2019

The St Barnabas Hospice Wine and Wisdom Quiz Night will return to Waddington for the 24th year.

Now in its 24th year, the St Barnabas Hospice Wine and Wisdom Quiz Night is expected to be a sell-out in Waddington once again. It is the Hospice’s longest-running event and has raised an outstanding £38,500 for Lincolnshire’s end-of-life care over the years.

Taking place on Friday 6th March, 7pm at Waddington Village Hall (LN5 9NX), Wine and Wisdom promises to be a fun-filled night out for friends, family or even work colleagues.

Team bookings are open once more to this eight-round quiz night and the Hospice is looking for teams of 5-8 people for only £6 per head. Included in the ticket price is wine and nibbles for each table and some fantastic prizes for the winners.

Wine and Wisdom began in 1996 and was set up by widower, John Davey, in memory of his wife, Anne. Anne was admitted to the St Barnabas Lincoln Inpatient Unit in 1992 after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

John said:

“I will always remember the night I fell asleep holding Anne’s hand and I awoke to find that a blanket had been placed over me by one of the kind people there. It’s only a small thing but it is something I will never forget, and it really meant a lot.

“On Christmas Eve, carol singers were performing in the Hospice. The sound of the music drifted into Anne’s room and the most remarkable thing happened, Anne sat up in bed for the first time in a long time and she sat and sang every carol. For that short time, I had my Anne back. She was just like her old self.

“Wine and Wisdom began as a wonderful way to remember my wife of 29-years and also for our family and friends to remember her too. It also gave us an opportunity to raise money to help other families who need the valuable support of the Hospice.

“I am truly humbled by the amount of money the quiz has raised and it far exceeds any expectations I had. I never expected the quiz to become so popular and I wouldn’t have dared to dream that it would still be going now. It’s a lovely lasting tribute to my dearest Anne.”

St Barnabas now continues to run the Wine and Wisdom event in memory of Anne and both John and their son, Adam have been fantastic supporters and fundraisers for the Hospice ever since Anne’s death.

Due to the popularity of the event, quizzers must pre-book to attend. Visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/winewisdom20 to book your place.

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