Q: Who’s raised £30,000 for GWAAC? A: Finish First Quizzes!

Quizzers across Bristol and South Gloucestershire have used their general knowledge to raise £30,000 for their local air ambulance charity.

They know what the capital of Russia is, the date that John F Kennedy was assassinated, and what is the only man made object that is visible from space. But more importantly they also know that by taking part in a quiz run by Finish First they are raising money for Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

Ann and Andrew Newbury, from Downend, run Finish First Quizzes, and hold events in venues across Bristol and South Gloucestershire in aid of GWAAC. The couple write their own quizzes, with rounds including general knowledge, geography and music. They held their first quiz in the summer of 2012, and since then as well as entertaining people they have raised a fantastic £30,000!

GWAAC is the local air ambulance for the area. Last year crews attended 1,735 jobs, and of those 39.7% were in Bristol and 11.5% were in South Gloucestershire. GWAAC Head of Fundraising and Marketing Emma Carter said:

“Ann and Andrew give up their own time to host these quizzes, and they are very popular. £30,000 is a great amount, and we are really grateful for their support. We rely on people like Ann and Andrew to help us raise the £2.6 million we need each year to stay operational. The money raised will help us to provide critical care to those who need it the most – saving more lives.”

by Andy Crow