Published on: 5 October 2016
Last term, the Romsey Prefects held a quiz night to raise much needed funds for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation.
Led by Captain of Romsey, Zack Bowles, the Prefects, Peer Support Leaders and other volunteers worked tirelessly to transform the Refectory to accomodate 160 people.
Quiz Masters Jack Lewsey and Oliver Girdwood asked the crowd a variety of questions from a selection of topics such as music, history and sport. Through the generous donations of the Romsey families, a number of raffles and silent auctions were run and drawn on the evening.
During the evening a young man who had survived Leukaemia, spoke of his journey with the disease as an 11 year-old, which moved all those who were in attendance. He later took to the clippers and assisted the boys in shaving the heads of Jack Reynolds (Year 7), Charlie Rodwell (Year 7), Rory White (Year 7), Gilbert Parker (Year 8) and Jamin Hee (Year 10). These boys were set a minimum target of raising $300 each with most boys exceeding $500 and Jack raising $800!
A big thank you to the families and boys who contributed to the evening, the raffles and silent auction. Your generosity raised $9020 for The Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation – a fantastic effort!