First Bangers & Fizz Quiz raises £1,000 for Lives charity

The Bangers & Fizz Quiz organised by Stonebow Media, Ringrose Law and DPS Digital raised £1,000 for the LIVES first responder charity on Thursday night.

Some 101 generous people attended the charity event at the White Hart Hotel in Lincoln on February 21.

The event was kickstarted by a pink fizz reception, followed by a delicious two course meal including local sausages from Redhill Farm.

Team Lincolnshire Co-op, before they got competitive. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The competitive spirit soon escalated as 20 teams battled in the speed quiz hosted by quizmaster extraordinaire Ronnie Byrne.

Quizmaster extraordinaire Ronnie Byrne and Stonebow Media Director Daniel Ionescu. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Each team had to download an app to join the speed quiz. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Businesses represented at the quiz also included Shooting Star PR, Visit Lincoln, Lincolnshire Co-op, DBS Internet Marketing, Streets Chartered Accountants, Lovelle Estate Agency and Distract.

One of the teams from Ringrose Law and Sons of Anarchy, the quiz winners, from Duncan & Toplis. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Sons of Anarchy from Duncan & Toplis were crowned winners of the quiz, also leaving home with a case of Prosecco courtesy of Ringrose Law.

Alex Bennet from Ringrose Law and birthday boy Chris Strawson from DPS Digital did a great job raising money for the raffle. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Some of the raffle prizes generously donated. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The quiz was followed by a raffle, with 10 winners taking home a range of donated prizes from Lincolnshire Co-op, Damons Restaurant, Daniella Draper Jewellery, The Elm Tree at Hundleby, Elite Fish & Chip Company, Lincoln Castle, Lincolnshire Showground, David Lloyd and Jump Inc.

Daniel Ionescu, Director of Stonebow Media, and Managing Editor of The Lincolnite and Lincolnshire Reporter. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Daniel Ionescu, Director of Stonebow Media, said: “The bangers and fizz combo was a sizzling hit and the night was a lot of fun. It was great to see how competitive people became once the quiz started, and best of all, it was for a good cause. Hopefully, we can do it again.”

John Knight, Director at Ringrose Law. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

John Knight, Director at Ringrose Law, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the success of the Bangers & Fizz Quiz. To raise nearly £1,000 for LIVES is a fantastic achievement, and we know it will help to make a real difference to people across the county. Thank you to all who attended and supported the event.”

Nikki Silver, Chief Executive Officer of LIVES first responder charity. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

LIVES is the Lincolnshire charity with over 700 highly trained volunteers who respond to 999 medical emergencies in their community across the county. In 2018 alone the charity has helped over 20,000 people in their time of greatest need.

All smiles from team LIVES at the quiz. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Here are some more photos from the night:

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Team DBS Internet Marketing. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Team Distract and Streets Chartered Accountants. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Stonebow Media teams. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Team Distract getting ready for the quiz. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Team Visit Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Team DBS Internet Marketing and Lovelle Estate Agency. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

One of the LIVES and Lincolnshire Co-op teams. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Ringrose Law co-organised the event. Pictured far right is Alex Bennett, marketing manager at the firm. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Teams from Ringrose Law and Duncan & Toplis. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Rebecca Bowley and Costa Kyriacou from Ringrose Law with Stonebow Media Director Daniel Ionescu. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Big applause for everyone who joined and helped raise funds for LIVES. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite