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Bears raise £350 for Rainbow Fund

Besi Besemar March 6, 2015

It was a full house at The Camelford Arms last night, (Thursday March 5) for the Brighton Bear Weekender (BBWE) Quiz.

The Flying Weasels
The Flying Weasels

THE Flying Weasels, team lineup of Gav Orton, James Duggan, Alexi McCreedy, Oli Peart, Gavin Roffe and Mark Whelan not only won the quiz but scooped the £300 bonus prize donated by the Camelford Arms.

Mark Flood, manager of the Camelford Arms expertly held the evening together asking questions set by Graham Munday from BBWE.

The evening raised a brilliant £350.10 for the Rainbow Fund, who give grants to LGBT/HIV organisations and groups in Brighton and Hove who provide effective front line services to the LGBT/HIV community in the city.

James Duggan from the Flying Weasels said: “Me and the rest of the team were completely over the moon last night about finally winning The Camelford Quiz, which was held in partnership of the Brighton Bear Weekend and Rainbow Fund. We’ve been attending this quiz for nearly 3 years now, and, despite achieving some very respectable final scores, we’d never walked away with the £300 big cash prize.. until now!

“I took my partner Gavin along for the very first time, so we nominated him to pick the winning envelope at the end.. beginner’s luck!

“We had a great time, as we always do and it was fantastic to see so many people there buying raffle tickets to support Brighton Bear Weekend and the Rainbow Fund.”

Mark Flood
Mark Flood

Mark Flood, manager of the Camelford Arms, added: “The Camelford Arms was delighted to host the quiz evening on behalf of BBWE raising money on behalf of the Rainbow Fund. A big thank you to everybody who took part on the night and made it such a successful evening.”

Graham Munday
Graham Munday


Graham Munday from BBWE, concluded: “It was truly a great night, our best yet. I loved the diversity of people attending. It is interesting to see the youngest team winning and the oldest team coming second. Thank you to the Camelford and all those that came and played the quiz and bought raffle tickets.”

Raffle prizes donated included:

• Afternoon tea for two at The Emporium with bubbles

• Bear ceramic from Chris Murphy Ceramics

• £20 gift card from Prowler

• Eau de Toilette &

• Dinner for four at the Camelford Arms

The next quiz night on Thursday, June 18 will get the Brighton Bear Weekend off to a great start.

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