Over £1k raised at Lincoln charity chippy quiz

Over £1,000 was raised for four charities as a record number of teams filled the Elite Fish & Chip Company’s Lincoln restaurant for Shooting Star’s sixth annual quiz.

The ‘Quiz, Chips & Mushy Peas’ eventwas hosted by PR, marketing and digital agency Shooting Star on Monday, November 26, with 20 teams of four chipping away to solve the questions.

Half of the £1,103 total will go to Shooting Star’s charity of the year Sophie’s Journey.

The rest will be divided between Elite’s three chosen charities – the RNLI, the RAF Association and Sleaford Dementia Support.

The Lincolnite editor Daniel Ionescu’s team got full marks on the current affairs round.

Teams were quizzed on eight categories including general knowledge, film and television, sport and current affairs, alongside quirky rounds such as the sound round.

The Lincolnite editor Daniel Ionescu’s team finished on 64.5 out of 90 points, including full marks on current affairs which was chosen as their double points round.

The team ‘Cod do Batter’ including Lincolnite reporter Joseph Verney and photographer Steve Smailes finished on 56.5 points.

Quiz master and Shooting Star Director Jez Ashberry with the winning team The Cathedral Collective.

Last year’s winners from Lincoln law firm Andrew & Co were unable to defend their title as the 2018 crown went to The Cathedral Collective, who scored 75.5 points.

Epix Media, who dubbed themselves ‘No Squidding, You Cod Not Do Batter Than This Plaice’ won best team name for the third year running.

Jonathan and Chris Wilkinson-White (left), who kindly donated an overnight stay at their luxury B&B as the prize for the heads and tails game, with their teammates Claire and Steve.

Ash Hildred won an overnight stay for two at The Elm Tree Luxury Boutique Bed and Breakfast in the Lincolnshire Wolds Area during a game of heads and tails.

There were also 20 prizes claimed in the raffle at the agency’s chippy quiz, which was launched in 2013.

Shooting Star Director Kate Strawson was compere for the evening.

Jez Ashberry was the quiz master with fellow Shooting Star Director Kate Strawson as the compere.

Jez said: “The Elite staff always provide a brilliant service and we are pleased to have supported them in their efforts to raise a total of £30,000 for the chain’s three chosen charities during its 30th year in business.”