A brain injury charity is buzzing with delight as donations pour in during weekly quiz nights at the Honey Bee pub in Fairford Leys.
Almost £900 has been raised for Headway Aylesbury Vale as the watering hole in Trenchard Street has become a hive of activity every Tuesday night since the start of September.
The Honey Bee decided earlier this year to give near neighbours Headway the proceeds of a raffle during the regular free quiz night – and pub bosses are delighted with the response from the public.
Assistant Manager Stuart McFarland said: “The quiz has been going for years but it’s more popular now and takings have doubled on Tuesday nights. We are very pleased – the quiz night is very popular.
“Sometimes, we have 20 teams taking part and, on average, there are 50 people playing. The reason we chose Headway is because we wanted to help a local charity and Headway is just around the corner from us. They are exactly what we were looking for.”
Staff and trustees from Headway recently joined regulars at one of the Tuesday quizzes and showed their talents by finishing joint runners-up.
Headway, in Wedgewood Street, Fairford Leys, supports survivors of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), which can be caused through an illness or accident.
Chairman of Trustees Phil Simmons, who joined the six strong quiz team, said: “I really enjoyed taking part but the evening also gave me the opportunity to thank the pub and the other participants personally for their support for the work being done to help the estimated 1,500 survivors of ABI, and their families and carers, in the Aylesbury Vale area. We are so grateful for the generosity shown at the Honey Bee.”
The quiz begins at 8.15pm every Tuesday.
Anyone interested in finding out more about Headway Aylesbury Vale should contact manager Karen Styles on 01296 415469 or email@example.com
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- Pub supervisor Lucy Willingham and Karen Styles, right, the charity’s manager making the draw for the raffle
- The charity’s team at the pub
- Phil Simmons, left, Headway Chairman, and quizmaster Paul Seastram