A CHARITY sports quiz raised £7,000 for Myton Hospice and Jack’s Rainbow.
Event organiser Des Reynolds had hoped to set a Guinness World Record for the largest sports quiz ever held by attracting over 500 participants to Warwick Hall but did not quite reach the target.
But he has hailed the event as a resounding success though with over 400 people taking part in the evening of fundraising and sports trivia.
Sports stars including Nick Skelton and Dion Dublin asked recorded questions and the quiz was attended by former England cricket captain MJK Smith and his son Neil who is also a former Warwickshire and England cricketer.
The quiz was won by the Warwick Sports under 23 team after a nail-biting tie break with Something Clever in Latin.
An in third place were Out of Date Beer Vouchers who also won the Guinness section of the quiz, having recently competed on TV quiz show Eggheads.
Des said: “It was a fantastic night. It was obviously a shame not to cap it off by setting a world record, but we have had nothing but positive feedback from those that attended.
“Thanks to all the sponsors, prize donators, helpers, the staff at Warwick School and Bridge House Theatre, and especially all those who attended.
“With a little more support from local schools and sports clubs we feel a future attempt could definitely succeed.”
Anyone interested in helping organise or sponsoring a future attempt should visit www.deslovessport.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org