Kind-hearted Elie residents raise cash for SSAFA

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The residents of Elie recently raised £500 for the Fife Branch of SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity.

Graham Meacher, a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Engineers, Chairman of SSAFA Fife, and local resident of Elie, persuaded 50 enthusiastic quizzers to take part in a bumper grilling of their general knowledge.

With the permission of the owner and staff of the Pavilion Café, resident quizmaster, George Harvey posed questions as diverse as “What Dickens novel was based on the Gordon riots of 1880?” to “Who was the sidekick at various times to Mr Rodney and Mr Derick?

After a bruising three rounds, “The Hornets” came out on top, getting only three questions wrong overall.

Last year saw 33 volunteer caseworkers in the Kingdom handle over 300 cries for help from veterans of all three armed forces, resulting in over £200,000 worth of charitable funds being unlocked.

The proceeds of the quiz night will now go towards the upkeep of the local office of SSAFA Fife, allowing it to continue its good work amongst the veterans community.

The good folk of Elie can be rightly congratulated in supporting this event. Pictured are quizmaster George Harvey, with triumphant “Team Hornet” – Lesley Mace, Andy and Debbie Birrell, and Richard Wood.