CHESTERFIELD: Pub quiz brainiacs support hospice

Pictured, centre, is Joanne Edwards, Ashgate Hospice's Head of Fundraising, receiving a donation of �400 from Shane & Lesley Osbiston, managers of the Wheatsheaf Inn, Newbold, Chesterfield, on behalf of the pub quiz regulars.
Pictured, centre, is Joanne Edwards, Ashgate Hospice's Head of Fundraising, receiving a donation of �400 from Shane & Lesley Osbiston, managers of the Wheatsheaf Inn, Newbold, Chesterfield, on behalf of the pub quiz regulars.

PUB quiz brainboxes have raised £400 after coming up with a clever idea to support the Derbyshire Times’ £25,000 Ashgate Hospice Appeal.

Shane and Lesley Osbiston, of the Wheatsheaf Inn, Newbold, Chesterfield, presented the donation to hospice fundraising chief Jo Edwards on behalf of the pub’s quiz regulars.

Wheatsheaf Quizmaster Eric Hall said: “The regulars at our quiz donate every single week of the year, culminating in a special charity evening at the end of January.

“On that evening they donate prizes and then pay for the privilege of winning them back. It’s crazy, but a good night is had by all. I’d like to take this opportunity of thanking them all for their generosity – the same people are dipping into their pockets week in, week out.

“We have now raised around £3,000 in total for the Hospice over the last few years.”

Joanne, of the hospice, on Ashgate Road, Brampton, Chesterfield, said: “It’s fantastic that they continue to support our work. Without them, and people like them, we wouldn’t be where we are today making such a positive difference to people.

“Eric comes up with these great pub quiz questions week after week, year after year... I couldn’t answer any of them.”

Those backing the DT’s hospice appeal with donations or fundraising proceeds can contact reporter Jon Cooper on 01246 504524 or email jon.cooper@derbyshiretimes.co.uk. Donations can also be made at www.justgiving.com/Derbyshire-Times1 or by cheques payable to The Derbyshire Times Ashgate Hospice Appeal which can be posted to the hospice.