Anthony’s Quiz, which runs on Tuesday evenings weekly online and in the Horse and Groom Woodgreen, has raised over £4,500 for the NHS through subscriptions to the weekly quiz, sales of the quiz book ‘The Woodgreen Lockdown Quizzes’ and a generous donation from the landlord of the Horse and Groom Woodgreen. The Woodgreen Lockdown Quizzes is a collection of over 30 pub quizzes from The Horse & Groom Woodgreen with all proceeds from the sales of the book going to NHS Charities.
The fund-raising, which is still going on, has so far resulted in £1,500 each being sent to the NHS Heroes campaign for The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, The Stars Appeal at Salisbury Hospital and The Friends of Fordingbridge Surgery.
Anthony Swift, who creates and runs the quiz every Tuesday evening, took the weekly quiz night online and for an additional evening each week as the country went into lockdown in March 2020. He says: “Initially, we put the entry fees for the quiz into a contribution back to the pub to help tide them over the pandemic. It is those lockdown quizzes which have been collected into the book. There are over 30 quizzes, each of four 10-question rounds – along with the answers.”
He added “I am delighted with progress so far, but really hope that with continuing sales of the quiz book (which is now available on Amazon Kindle also), we can push the total higher. I am incredibly grateful to my weekly quizzers (who donate £10 each team to join the quiz every week), and to Jason Schinkel at The Horse & Groom, as well as The Woodgreen Community Shop and Fordingbridge Bookshop who have helped me sell so many copies. I have added the Friends of Fordingbridge Surgery to the list of beneficiaries to recognise their incredible efforts on the vaccination programme.”
Anthony is asking for a suggested donation of £15 for a copy of the book plus £5 postage and packing. The books are on sale at the Horse and Groom in Woodgreen, the Fordingbridge bookshop and the Woodgreen village shop, can be ordered by post from firstname.lastname@example.org or are on Amazon at The Woodgreen Lockdown Quizzes eBook: Swift, Anthony: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
Anthony’s Quiz is still running online and will remain that way until the pubs reopen – it can be found at www.patreon.com/anthonysquiz