A record breaking 18 teams took part in the OSC’s final charity quiz of 2018 on Monday evening, packing out the bar at the Constable Arms in Sproatley, and leading to landlord Nigel rigging up speakers in the conservatory to allow everyone to sit down and participate.
It was a great finale to the year, with £261 raised on the night meaning that a cheque for £1338.14 representing the cumulative total raised over 2018, was handed over to Gill and Barry Wilkinson and Tony Grantham trustees of The Daniel Wilkinson Foundation by OSC Chair Kathryn Townsley, and Sarah Morley, landlady of the Constable Arms.
It was an emotional night! Daniel’s father, Barry thanked everyone who had supported the quizzes through the year, and advised that one of the defibrillators donated by the Foundation had actually saved the life of a 14 year old boy within the last month - exactly why the Foundation had been set up in memory of his son, who sadly died playing football, from an underlying heart condition called Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) aged only 24 just over 2 years ago.
The Official Supporters Club would like to thank Sarah & Nigel Morley for their hospitality, plus The Cottage Hair & Beauty in Sproatley, 50 Taxis, Hull, Jones & Voase Butchers in Preston, PGM Caravan Services, Withernsea, Coniston Farm Shop, and Hull City for their donations for Open the Box and most especially the Sproatley quizzers who’ve turned out every 2nd Monday of the month for just over 2 years now.
We return to the Constable Arms on Monday 14th January at 8.30pm, and we are delighted to confirm that The Daniel Wilkinson Foundation was the overwhelming choice by our quiz goers as the charity we will once again support in 2019.
For information about the Foundation go to http://thedanielwilkinsonfoundation.org/
Updated 18:42 - 18 Feb 2019 by Kathryn Townsley