Sheringham pub quizzers raise £2,100 for Age UK

The cheque presentation to Age UK at The Crown, Sheringham. From left: Bob Brewster (landlord), Bill

The cheque presentation to Age UK at The Crown, Sheringham. From left: Bob Brewster (landlord), Bill Hartland (quiz organiser), Christine Tew (Christmas raffle organiser), Helen Chapman (relationship fundraising manager Age UK Norfolk), Amanda Bell (Age UK Norfolk) and John Withers (Age UK Norfolk). Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Customers of The Crown pub in Sheringham have been busy raising over £2,100 for local charity Age UK Norfolk.

The pub hosts a quiz every Monday, organised by regular Bill Hartland.

A charity collection is held and quizzers also enjoy free sandwiches and chips, courtesy of landlord Bob Brewster and his staff.

Christine Tew also organises a Christmas raffle for the quiz teams, with prizes donated by quiz team members and local traders.

In 2015 the pub quiz's chosen charity was Age UK Norfolk which launched Sheringham as a dementia-friendly community back in November.

It has provided free training to businesses and shops on how to make their premises more welcoming to a person with dementia and staff more aware of the challenges faced by someone living with dementia.

Helen Chapman, relationship fundraising manager for Age UK Norfolk, said: 'It's a fantastic amount to have raised and thank you to The Crown for choosing us and hosting the quizzes. That amount of money could cover us and our volunteers to make approximately 420 telephone befriending calls to Norfolk's isolated older people.'

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The charity has a shop on Station Road where they also provide an information and advice service for local older people and, from February, they will be able to provide free legal advice as well.

For more information visit: www.ageuknorfolk.org.uk or call 01603 787111.