Quiz helps Longridge defibrillator campaign

Defib fundraising.
Defib fundraising.

The Longridge campaign to provide more potential life saving defibrillators for the community received a major boost thanks to a recent football quiz.

Following on from the success of the Forrest Arms football quiz for the defibrillator fund, Graham Clemson and Paul Bateson decided they would keep the initiative going and organised “the biggest football quiz to date” at Longridge Conservative Club.

After weeks of marketing, organisers and the Conservative Club were said to be delighted with the turnout on the night, when more than 100 contestants turned up.

The quiz raised £510 for the fund which is being organised by Christine and Alan Odix of the Forrest Arms and now stands at £4,750, just £50 short of the £4,800 target for four defibrillators, two of which are already in place.

Winners were “Nobbers and Trotters” who scored 104 points out of a possible 194, members being David Coulton, Alex Coward, Ben Wignall and Louis Hall.

Conservative Club stewardess Caroline Bretherton said: “Massive congratulations to Paul and Graham who brought the community together for this fantastic charity,” and Chairman Jim Rogerson said: “Can I take this opportunity to thank everyone who sponsored the event and all the participants who contributed to a fantastic evening.”

The night’s main sponsor was Philip Dewhurst Builders, who donated a sizeable amount to the fund.