By Antonia Stuckey (U6, Q) Head of House
As agreed during a House prefect meeting last term, we hosted our inaugural Queen’s charity quiz on Saturday 5 December in TLG. The categories involved current news, film, sport, music, pictures, literature, House and Christmas rounds. Mixed tables of parents, girls and staff gathered for pub grub, to have fun, to pick their brains and most of all, to support CLIC Sargent, our chosen charity. CLIC Sargent stands for Cancer and Leukaemia In Childhood and their aim is to support young children, their families and professionals in their battle against cancer.
Emily Lowde (L6 in charge of charity) introduced the evening and as she said, "Queen’s is like a big family so it makes sense that we fundraise for other families in need". Queen’s girls felt very involved as sadly, we all know someone who currently or has previously had cancer. We raised over £350 and it was moving to see that some families who could not attend still donated. I particularly enjoyed the House round as so many girls were named and the staff baby photo round was very cute too. Mme Bates was the witty quiz master and got us thinking hard but clearly put the emphasis on fun, as some parents started to dance and sing out loud during the music round - a fantastic evening for an excellent cause!