On 1 November, 17 teams hopped over to the Mad March Hare annual quiz night which was held at Swindon Town Football Club.
The event helped launch fundraising activities for the 2019 event. The team also took the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the 2018 event which raised £9,636 for Breast Cancer Now.
Bill Gibbons the quiz master put the teams through their paces with rounds including History, Geography, Sport and Film. The room was packed with friendly but competitive quizzers who also enjoyed a tasty ploughman’s supper which was included in the price of their admission ticket.
New attendee Emma Mcardle said: "I attended the evening with my husband and a group of friends. It was the first time we have gone to a quiz night and although we were not very good we had a good laugh and the evening was made better as I won a raffle prize for a meal at Carluccio’s."
The evening got the new year off to a fantastic start, raising £854, the winning team was ‘Usual Suspects’, with runners up ‘Hell Toupe’.
Chair of the Mad March Team, Margaret Nicholson, said ‘the event which is in its 12th year has raised over £100,000 so far and we hope to make 2019 another successful year. We would like to thank the teams who took part as well as the many local companies who generously donated raffle prizes. Mad March Hare has grown in popularity over the years as it appeals to both families wanting to enjoy the fun and more serious runners alike. We hope to smash our numbers this year and booking early is advisable to avoid disappointment’.
Registration is now open for the 2019 Mad March Hare event, which will take place on Sunday 24th March 2019, starting and finishing at Lydiard Park Academy. The 5km or 10km routes will take walkers, joggers and runners around a circular route of West Swindon and the popular Lydiard Park.
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