Gigs, quizzes and feasts for the Team Link Sahara Desert Trek in aid of Prospect

By Jamie Hill - 29 September 2022

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Team Link will be putting on some fundraising events over the course of the next three months, to raise money for their Prospect Hospice Sahara Trek.

Swindon Link's Jamie Hill explains more...

Some of you might have read that Swindon Link has put a team together, including myself, to cross the Sahara Desert next year, all in aid of Prospect Hospice.

You might think we're idiots (especially me who is approaching 50 and is already sweating buckets at the thought) but at least we're idiots who are doing it for a good cause and you don't get much better causes than Prospect Hospice.

Well, as part of this, having already paid for the trip ourselves, we have to raise a huge amount of money for the charity by Christmas.

So with this in mind the team, including myself Kieran McCarthy, Amy O' Reilly and Laura Johnson have put together five different events this Autumn to help in our fundraising efforts.

These include a feast evening at The Pick Up Point in Devizes Road, a fundraising gig at Level 3 on Commercial Road and three separate quizzes at The Tuppenny in Old Town.

The fundraising events programme is as follows:

Monday 24 October at 7pm

The Sahara Desert Fundraising Feast @ The Pick Up Point, Devizes Road

A delicious three course meal with entertainment including Jim Blair and a raffle at The Pick Up Point in Devizes Road, Old Town. There will be a glass of prosecco or orange juice on arrival and vegetarian and vegan options are available. Tickets are £37.50 including booking fee and are available from


Monday 31 October at 7.30pm @ The Tuppenny, Devizes Road

The Amazingly Scary Tuppenny Halloween Quiz

You scream, I scream, we all scream for a quiz team. A blood-curdling quiz night that will keep you guessing. £2 per person. Registration at 7.30pm for quiz start at 8pm.


Saturday 26 November 8pm to 3am

Team Link Fundraising Gig Night at Level 3, Commercial Road

A night of amazing music with Buswell & Nyberg opening, followed by Death is a Girl and Slagerij with DJ Dust on the decks until 3am. Tickets cost £5adv £7dr available from


Monday 28 November at 7.30pm @ The Tuppenny, Devizes Road

The Tuppenny Does Taskmaster Challenge Night

A series of brainstormingly silly challenges to shock, laugh at and be a bit confused about. £2 per person. Registration at 7.30pm for quiz start at 8pm.


Monday 19 December at 7.30pm @ The Tuppenny, Devizes Road

The Tuppenny Big Fat Quiz of the Year

Time to get out from under that rock you've been hiding beneath and answer all things 2022. £2 per person. Registration at 7.30pm for quiz start at 8pm.


The Sahara Trek takes place in the Moroccan Sahara where the Link team members will experience the vast and diverse landscapes including the Atlas Mountains.

The trek will span over 60 kilometres and takes place from 19-26 March 2023.

You can find out more about the trek at

Or if you just want to donate visit

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