Monday, 18 December 2017

Rower and presenter support charity quiz

A QUIZ in Henley raised more than £1,500 for charity.

A QUIZ in Henley raised more than £1,500 for charity.

Debbie McGee, the wife of Paul Daniels who hosts her own radio show, and Olympic rower Alex Partridge were the guest quizmasters at the Beer Tree pub in Duke Street.

More than 80 people attended and were tested on their knowledge of art, science and nature, musical lyrics, the London Olympics, and on questions related to March 2, when the event was held.

The quiz and a raffle raised money for Robin Moxon, of Park Road, who is running the London Marathon on behalf of Age UK and YouthNet this year.

Mr Moxon, 31, a planning surveyor, said: “I was overwhelmed by the turn-out and support and thought our two quizmasters were superb.

“I wanted to do something different to the traditional fund-raising. You get a lot of requests for donations all the time so having a quiz night is a good way to get people together.”

Mr Moxon said he is hoping to run the marathon in under four hours, adding: “I’m feeling okay and I’m up to about 17 miles at the moment.”

Mrs McGee, who met Mr Moxon through a colleague on her Radio Berkshire show, said: “It’s great to come along and support Robin. I’m really impressed with the turnout.

“I think anyone who runs the marathon is fantastic. I love fitness and I’m totally in awe of people who do marathons and half marathons.”

To make a donation visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RobinMoxon



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Caption: Robin Moxon, centre, with Alex Partridge and Debbie McGee in the Beer Tree pub

A QUIZ night in Henley raised more than £1,500 for charity.

BBC Radio Berkshire presenter Debbie McGee and Olympic rower Alex Partridge were the guest quizmasters at the Beer Tree pub in Duke Street.

More than 80 people attended and were tested on their knowledge of art, science and nature, song lyrics, the London Olympics and March 2, the day of the event.

The quiz and a raffle raised money for Robin Moxon, of Park Road, Henley, who is to run the London Marathon next month on behalf of Age UK and YouthNet. Mr Moxon, 31, a planning surveyor, said: “I was overwhelmed by the turnout and support and thought our two quizmasters were superb.”

McGee, wife of Wargrave magician Paul Daniels, said: “I think anyone who runs the marathon is fantastic.”

To make a donation, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/robinmoxon

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