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Excitement is mounting as the date for the attempt to get Essex in the Guinness Book of World Records gets closer. This fun day for all the family is being organised by Rotary clubs in the District and is aimed at getting the most people at a quiz at the same venue at the same time.
So, of course, you have to find somewhere big enough to stage such an event, and what could be better than Roots Hall, home of Southend Football Club who are having such a successful season. By the date of the Quiz they may have secured promotion either automatically or via the play-offs so fingers crossed it will be good news all round.
We need to get 2500 people to participate to beat the record. Everyone loves a quiz so the Rotarians behind the attempt are optimistic but with that number of people it needs people to book in advance rather than just turn up on the day. What day is that? Saturday 6th June and the time of the event has been fixed at 12pm to 4pm to give people coming from all over Essex time to get there comfortably but still have the late afternoon and evening to enjoy the rest of the day by the seaside.
Because it’s a family day tickets have been priced at just £2 each! Where else can you get a whole afternoon’s entertainment for that money? The questions will have something for everyone – young and old so a good idea to bring the kids to help, but not essential. Food outlets will be open or you can bring your own. All adds to the fun.
As most people know Rotary is a worldwide charity and the profits for this event are going to the Lancaster Special Needs School in Southend, a really worthy establishment doing terrific work for local children with serious disabilities. Rotary supports local, national and international projects and on the 6th June you will be able to see a flavour of what Rotary does, particularly in Essex. It is about putting something back into the community whilst also making lots of lasting friendships. If you feel you would like to be part of an organisation that makes a positive difference to the lives of so many people there will be members at the Big Quiz who you can chat with to give you more information about the benefits of joining.
Rotary District Governor, Stan Keller, comments “This is absolutely a win-win day. It puts Essex firmly on the map, it benefits a terrific local charity and the whole family can join in. It is yet another way of how Rotary works in the community. We are also extremely grateful to our sponsors who ensure the money raised will go to the Lancaster Special Needs School and they are worthy of mention – Alton Garden Centre, Mercedes-Benz Chelmsford, Iain Ramsay Dental Surgery, Graphic Impressions Printers, Waitrose, Phoenix Financial Services and 77 Agency IT”
Everyone is welcome – to break the record we need adults, children, your friends, neighbours, work colleagues – anyone with a pulse. Now is the time to book.
Tickets can be obtained on-line at www.rotarybigquiz.org or from any Rotary club in Essex. A list of these clubs can be found on www.rotary1240.org or email [email protected]
See you there!