Charity quiz night raises £42,500 for trust’s Save Our Suffolk Estuary campaign

Quiz master Bill Turnbull at the Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness, with landlord David James and the Dolphin’

Quiz master Bill Turnbull at the Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness, with landlord David James and the Dolphins winning team, Strictly Come Dancing, who came sixth in the estuary. Picture: LUCY ROWAN ROBINSON - Credit: Lucy Rowan Robinson

An inter-estuary pub quiz has raised more than £42,500 for charity.

The event, in aid of the Alde & Ore Estuary Trust which is raising money to protect the Suffolk coast, featured 13 pubs and more than 600 people competing in parallel pub quizzes.

Clare Greenwell co-ordinated a committee of volunteers, and the quiz, set by Mark Nicholls, included a range of topics from music to sport.

Celebrity quiz masters included Bill Turnbull, Lesley Dolphin, Terry Hunt and David Sheepshanks, who introduced the evening by a showing of the Save Our Suffolk Estuary film presented by Nick Robinson.

The trust is hoping to raise £12m to upgrade river walls and reduce the risk of flooding.

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Top team was “Ed Iot” at the King’s Head in Orford. Funding committee chair Professor Jane Maxim said they were “thrilled” at the response.

“I was at the pub quiz at the Cross Keys in Aldeburgh last night where the 1953 flood reached the ground floor ceiling,” she said. “Every single one of us needs to help raise this challenging funding – but let’s have some fun doing it. Ideas for other events are always welcome.”

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