Success at local NHS mental health charity pub quiz

Local NHS mental health staff held a charity Christmas pub quiz on Friday 29 November to help raise funds to support people who are experiencing mental health illnesses.

The quiz was organised by the team at the Woodlands Centre for Acute Care in Hastings and was supported by Heads On, the charity at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health and learning disability healthcare to people of all ages across Sussex.

Thirteen teams battled the night away at Hastings United Football Club and tested their knowledge in rounds that covered everything from music and movies to trivia.

Teresa Blunt, Professional Lead Occupational Therapist, and one of the organisers of the quiz, said: "We had such a fun night and we're so excited to have raised £800 for our charity Heads On. We will use the funds to help our patients on the wards celebrate Christmas and also to support initiatives to improve physical activities for East Sussex patients.

"We would like to say a big thank you to all our quizzers who came along and made the night such a fun evening, and also an enormous heartfelt thank you to all our staff who donated prizes, and to the many local businesses for their vital support and generous donations. Without this support we would not have been able to hold such a successful event and raise the funds that we did. Thank you all so, so much."

"Congratulations to The Go team from Cavendish house for getting the trophy for highest scoring team for the night."

Rachael Duke, Head of Charity for Heads On, said: “It was so fantastic that so many people came along and got involved to show their support for our services and make the evening such a success. We rely on donations from staff and businesses to be able to hold events like this to help raise funds for our services."

To find out more about Heads On and how you can get involved with fundraising events, visit: www.headsoncharity.org