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Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: admin on June 17, 2002, 09:49:40 PM
There will be a fun quiz at the Ring o' Bells Pub on Church Lane on Wednesday 19th June, in aid of the Iron Bridge campaign.

The quiz starts at 9.00 pm but it may pay to get there early if you want a seat!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on June 27, 2002, 12:44:51 PM
The next Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz will be on Wednesday 17th July, when it will again be in support of the Iron Bridge Campaign.

Questions will be set by June's winners, The Plumber's Mates. The quiz will start at 9.00 pm but once again, get there early to ensure a seat.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on September 02, 2002, 08:08:26 PM
The Ring o' Bells has kindly agreed to host a monthly quiz in aid of the Iron Bridge restoration fund. These will be held on the first Wednesday of each month - the next one being this Wednesday 4th September. The questions will be set each month by the 'Plumber's Mates' and presented in some style by our very own Peter Clarke.

The quiz starts at 9.00 pm but if you want a good seat, early arrival is recommended!

The Ringer's are also continuing their normal regular quiz for various deserving local charities every third Wednesday, which means of course that there's actually one quiz every fortnight from now on :)
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on September 28, 2002, 06:38:13 PM
We raised £65 towards the Iron Bridge restoration at the Ring o' Bells quiz last month and already it's time for the next one, which is this Wednesday night, 2nd October.

As usual, the quiz itself is planned to start at 9.00 pm, however it's wise to get there early and claim a good seat. This time, instead of a raffle, there's going to be a new game called higher or lower for you to enjoy too.

For those of you who read this forum and will be going - you will gain a slight advantage if you gen-up on Marple Carnival History ;) All the information necessary is available on the main site.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on November 02, 2002, 08:09:23 AM
Next Quiz at the Ring o' Bells is this coming Wednesday at 9.00 pm.

This one is in aid of the Poppy Appeal
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on November 13, 2002, 01:14:11 PM
Next Quiz at the Ringer's, in aid of the Iron Bridge Restoration, is on Wednesday 20th November.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on November 23, 2002, 06:01:45 AM
Another £60 was raised towards the Iron Bridge Restoration Project at the quiz on Wednesday.

The next quiz is Wednesday 4th December, 9.00 pm start, again in aid of the bridge, as we got out of sequence due to the Poppy Appeal.

The Higher and Lower game wasn't won and £15 will be carried forward to next time and added to the prize money.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 05, 2002, 09:52:43 PM
Another good night at the Ringer's with excellent attendance. £94 was raised towards the Iron Bridge Restoration.

The Higher and Lower game wasn't won again, so £31 in prize money will now be carried forward to the next quiz (A Christmas Special set by Santa Eddie) on 18th December, when it will be in aid of the MS Society.

Entry to the Quiz is £1 per person with all the proceeds going to the charity of the night. Prizes are a £12.50 token to spend behind the bar for the winners and a £7.50 token for the runners up, all donated by the landlord.

Tickets for the Higher and Lower game are £1 each. 50% of the money taken on the night goes to the charity and the other 50% is the prize. Upto 3 attempts are are made to win the game and if all 3 fail, the money is carried forward to the next quiz.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on January 02, 2003, 01:03:54 PM
Next quiz at the Ring o' Bells in aid of the Iron Bridge Restoration is on Wednesday night 8th January, we know this is not the first Wednesday in the month - but didn't expect many people to be up for it last night!

9.00 pm start - The Higher and Lower game prize money was carried over again, so should be a tidy sum this time :p
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on January 09, 2003, 01:38:38 PM
Another £71 was raised towards the bridge restoration last night at the Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz.

The Higher and Lower game wasn't won again and the prize money carried over to the next quiz, on 22 January, has built up to £73.50!

The next quiz will be in aid of the New Horizons narrowboat for the disabled.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on January 23, 2003, 08:56:48 PM
Next Ringer's Quiz for the Iron Bridge is on Wednesday 5th February, 9.00 pm.

It should be a really exciting night as the Higher and Lower Game was carried over again. I'm not sure how much was carried over (will update when I find out) but with the takings on the 5th it should be close to £100.

The Landlord has decided that rather than let the prize get too large, the game will be played until it's won. Should make an entertaining climax to the evening!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 06, 2003, 07:34:38 AM
Another excellent evening at the Ringer's, packed to the rafters. £112 raised for the Iron Bridge and a good time had by all.

The Higher & Lower Game prize of £100 was won after several close calls and the prize money carried forward to the next quiz is £39.50. This is on Wednesday 19th February and is in aid of New Horizons - get there early as seats are becoming hard to find!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 20, 2003, 05:21:30 PM
Last night's quiz in aid of New Horizons was great fun, topped by yours truly winning the Higher and Lower Game! The £57.50 winnings will be blown by the Plumber's Mates at the Kineray this Sunday!

Next Ringer's Quiz for the Iron Bridge is on Wednesday 5th March, 9.00 pm.

There will also be quizzes on 12th and 19th of March in aid of other local charities.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on March 08, 2003, 07:44:10 AM
£83 was raised at the Ringer's Quiz for the Iron Bridge last Wednesday, including £27.50 for the paintings that we had left over from the auction last year - thank you everyone who attended.

There is another quiz on Wednesday 12th March in aid of the Marple Gang Show. Usual 9.00 pm start.

The Higher and Lower game wasn't won and £17.50 will be carried forward to the 12th.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on March 15, 2003, 07:16:29 PM
£36 was raised at the 12th March quiz towards the Marple Gang Show. There is another quiz on Wednesday 19th March in aid of the same good cause, 9.00 pm start.

The Higher and Lower Game was not won for a second night and £32.50 will be carried forward to the game on 19th March.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on March 20, 2003, 12:51:35 PM
£67 was raised at last night's quiz, taking the total raised for the Gang Show to £103 over the two weeks.

Despite a particularly exciting run The Higher and Lower Game wasn't won again and £53.50 will be carried over to the next quiz night, which is:

For the Iron Bridge, Wednesday 2nd April, 9.00 pm start!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on April 05, 2003, 08:33:48 AM
The Iron Bridge Quiz on Wednesday 2 April raised £82 towards the fund, and there was a great crowd in too!

The Higher and Lower Game wasn't won again and £76.50 will be carried over to the next quiz, which is on Wednesday 16 April. This one is for the Marie Curie Trust and it's being set by Traffic Light Eddie.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on April 21, 2003, 04:47:58 PM
Next Iron Bridge quiz night at the Ring o' Bells is on Wednesday 7 May, 9.00 pm start.

The Higher and Lower game prize is now a jackpot £100!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on May 08, 2003, 10:26:45 PM
The second quiz for the Marie Curie Trust will take place on Wednesday 21 May, usual time. The Higher and Lower Game was not won again so the jackpot will remain at £100 and the prize for the time after has started to build.

Last night's quiz for the Iron Bridge raised £81.70, taking the total money raised for the bridge so far by our quizzes at the Ringers to £896.80!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on May 22, 2003, 08:48:48 PM
The Higher & Lower Game wasn't won again last night, so it will be played to a conclusion at the next Iron Bridge Quiz on Wednesday 4th of June - someone will win £100!

Starts as usual at 9.00 pm.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on June 04, 2003, 11:28:02 PM
An excellent night had by all! Another £105.50 raised towards the Iron Bridge Restoration at the Ringers this evening, which takes the total raised at the Ringers' quiz nights to £1002.30p in almost exactly 12 months.

The Higher & Lower game prize money of £100 was won after an amazing 23 attempts, and the prize money carried forward to the next quiz on 18th June is almost £100 already.

The next one will be in aid of the Marple Girl Guides HQ rebuilding fund - a very good cause - get there early if you want a seat.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on June 20, 2003, 09:58:30 AM
The Ringers quiz is becoming even more popular, with a record crowd on Wednesday for the one in aid of the Girl Guides' HQ - approximately £127.50 was raised.

After the last Higher & Lower Game taking 23 attempts, this time the £100 prize was won at the first try!

Next quiz in aid of the Iron Bridge will be on Wednesday 2nd July, 9.00 pm start as usual.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 06, 2003, 05:23:17 PM
Quiz for the Iron Bridge on 2 July raised £67 toward the restoration and the Higher & Lower game was won with a prize of £59.

Next quiz is for the Girlguides Hut again, on Wednesday 16th July.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 17, 2003, 11:24:59 PM
Another £65 was raised for the Guides' Hut replacement last night, taking the two-quiz total to £192.50.

The new landlord of the Ringers is continuing the quiz nights and every other one will be for the Iron Bridge Campaign, with the others raising money for various local charities and good causes.

Any suggestions for deserving local charities will be welcomed - especially if the people involved are able to put together a quiz!

Only difference the new landlord has made is that the quizzes will now be held every fortnight - so the next Iron Bridge Quiz is Wednesday 30 July 9.00 pm start.

Hope to see you there........
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 31, 2003, 10:37:04 PM
Last night's quiz raised £90.59 for the Iron Bridge Restoration, taking our total at the Ringers to 1159.89!

The Higher and Lower Game wasn't won and £44.50 will be carried forward to the next quiz, which is in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind, on Wednesday 13th August at 9.00 pm.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 16, 2003, 06:58:09 PM
The next Ring o' Bells quiz, in aid of the Iron Bridge Restoration, will be on Wednesday 27th August. 9.00 pm start as usual.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 30, 2003, 06:13:56 PM
The quiz night on Wednesday raised £53 towards the Iron Bridge Restoration Project, bringing our total raised from within the local community to nearly £5,000.

For some great news regarding the Iron Bridge, please visit the main web site!

The Higher and Lower game prize of £85 was carried over again to the next quiz, in aid of the Guide Dogs for the Blind again, which will be on Wednesday 10 September  - at this rate it'll soon be Christmas - where is the year going to!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on September 12, 2003, 07:25:22 AM
£61 was raised towards Guide Dogs for the Blind at Wednesday night's quiz. The prize of £100 on the Higher & Lower Game wasn't won and that will carry over to the next quiz for the Iron Bridge on Wednesday 24 September.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on September 28, 2003, 05:14:07 PM
£52.09 was raised at last Wednesday's quiz, taking our total fund raising for the Iron Bridge from within the local community to over £5,000.

The Higher and Lower Game wasn't won and the prize now stands at £100, with a second kitty building.

Next quiz, in aid of the Poppy Appeal, is on Wednesday 8 October.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on October 09, 2003, 07:49:43 AM
Next quiz at the Ringers is on Wednesday 22 October, in aid of the Iron Bridge Restoration Project.

The Higher and Lower prize of £100 was carried over again and, as the next pot is building successfully, it will be played to a conclusion on the 22nd. Last time we did this 23 tickets were drawn before the prize was won - very entertaining!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on October 23, 2003, 10:02:41 PM
An incredible time was had at the Ringer's last night - it was an excellent quiz (even if we do say ourselves! ) and there was a good size crowd in - £70.55 was raised towards the Iron Bridge Fund.

The Higher and Lower Game was amazing - we had agreed to play until someone won it, as the prize had reached £100 and a second pot had been building nicely for a few weeks. Last time we did this it took 23 attempts before it was won.

Last night 57 tickets were sold. 56 tickets were drawn and nobody won the prize. The 57th ticket drawn was held by a lady collecting money for Breast Cancer Research, and the pub erupted when she won the £100 for charity. You couldn't have written a better script!

Next quiz is on Wednesday 5th November, when the charity to benefit will be The Poppy Appeal again.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on November 12, 2003, 07:13:55 PM
I was on holiday and missed last week's quiz - so no report, sorry!

Next quiz at the Ringer's, in aid of the Iron Bridge Restoration, should be on Wednesday 19th November.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on November 20, 2003, 12:54:22 PM
Other £70 was raised for the Iron Bridge at last night's quiz, and the £100 prize on the Higher & Lower Game was won at the second attempt!

Next quiz is Wednesday 3rd December at 9.00 pm - it'll be in aid of the Marple Gang Show.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 04, 2003, 07:34:23 AM
£72 was raised for the Marple Gang Show at last night's quiz. The Higher & Lower Game wasn't won and the pot of £50 will go forward to the next quiz, on Wednesday 17th December.

This will be in aid of the Iron Bridge and will have a Christmas Theme, as it's the last one this year - where has it gone!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 18, 2003, 07:36:09 AM
£68.50 was raised for the Iron Bridge last night at a great Christmas Quiz. The Higher and Lower Game prize of £68.50 (coincidentally) was won at the first attempt, in what was probably a world record time!

The next quiz will be in the New Year on Wednesday 7th January, when the cause to benefit will be the Marple Gang Show again.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on January 10, 2004, 08:47:40 AM
Not sure exactly how much was raised in the second Gang Show Quiz as we weren't involved in the counting and neither Peter or I can remember what was announced - we think it was in the region of £60 plus.

I can report that the Higher and Lower Game wasn't won and the £20 pot will go forward to the next game at the quiz for the Iron Bridge on Wednesday 21 January.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on January 22, 2004, 07:12:51 PM
A very well attended quiz last night resulted in £91.80 towards the Iron Bridge fund, which is an excellent result, thank you everyone who came along.

The Higher and Lower Game wasn't won and the pot of £47.50 will go forward to the next quiz, on Wednesday 4th February.

The benefactor of this quiz, and the one on 3rd March, will be Mark Houghton - the young Marple boxer from Bredbury Stockport Boxing Club - who has the chance of a lifetime to go on a sporting trip to Canada in April if he can raise enough money. These two quizzes will hopefully help see him on his way.

To read more about Mark and his trip of a lifetime, click here.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 05, 2004, 07:41:13 AM
Last night's quiz at the Ring o' Bells raised £76.55 towards 11 year old Marple boxer Mark Houghton's sporting trip to Canada with Bredbury Stockport Boxing Club, in April this year.

The Higher and Lower game wasn't won and the prize money will be carried forward to the next quiz night on Wednesday 18th February, which will be in aid of the Iron Bridge.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 19, 2004, 07:39:04 AM
Last night's quiz raised a further £86 towards the Iron Bridge Restoration, taking our community raised funding to just over £5,500.

The Higher & Lower game prize of £93.50 was not won and will be carried over to the next quiz, when the prize will be a jackpot £100.

With a change of Landlord comes a change of routine, and we're pleased to announce that starting next Wednesday 25th February there will be a Ringer's Quiz EVERY WEEK!

This changes the timetable slightly and the second quiz to raise funds towards Boxer Mark Houghton's trip to Canada will now be next week, the 25th February.

All other details are the same, 9.00 pm start - but get there early if you want to be sure of a seat!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 26, 2004, 07:35:13 AM
A quieter night than usual but the quiz still managed to raise a further £39.30 towards Mark Houghton's trip to Canada. The total raised over the two quizzes for this cause is £115.85, which will be on its way to Mark shortly.

The Higher and Lower Game Jackpot of £100 was not won and will be carried forward to next week, whilst a second pot builds nicely for the game after it's won. Maybe we'll have another one of those exciting 'play til it's won' nights soon!

The next quiz on Wednesday 3rd March will be in aid of Guide Dog puppies.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on March 06, 2004, 08:15:26 PM
The quiz on 3rd March raised £82.50 towards the Guide Dog Puppies. Hopefully a similar amount will be raised at the second quiz for this cause, on Wednesday 10th.

The Higher and Lower wasn't won again, taking us ever closer to that play it 'til it's won night if the prize doesn't go soon.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on March 12, 2004, 07:26:54 AM
Another quieter night - not sure everyone's got the hang of the weekly slot yet - but £36.40 was raised for the puppies, bringing the total to £118.90 over the two weeks.

The Higher and Lower £100 jackpot has still not gone and will carry over again. Next week's quiz, on St Patrick's Day, is in aid of The Iron Bridge.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on March 20, 2004, 05:57:01 PM
The quiz on Wednesday raised £71 towards the Iron Bridge Restoration. The next quiz on 24th March will raise money for the MS Society.

The Higher and Lower Game was nearly but not quite won and the jackpot remains at £100 with the second pot building steadily.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on March 25, 2004, 07:42:56 AM
The Quiz last night raised £43.50 for the MS Society. The second quiz for this charity is next week on Wednessday 31st March.

The Higher & Lower ran close again but still no winner for the £100 jackpot prize. Surely it must go soon!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on April 03, 2004, 07:32:50 AM
An excellent £75.50 was raised towards the MS Society at last Wednesday's quiz, bringing the total over the two quizzes to £119.

The Higher and Lower game is still proving too much of a challenge and this time I was one of the 3 who failed to complete the game!

The next quiz on 7th April is for Marie Curie - 9.00 pm start.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on April 12, 2004, 08:25:25 AM
£67.95 was raised for Marie Curie Cancer Care at last Wednesday's quiz. This included £10 donated by the winner of the Higher and Lower game from the £100 prize, which was won at last!

Next Quiz on Wednesday 14th is the monthly one for the Iron Bridge. The Higher and Lower prize will still be £100, as the second pot had built nicely waiting for the first one to be won  :laugh:
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on April 15, 2004, 07:40:18 AM
An exciting Higher and Lower game saw the £100 jackpot won for the second week in a row! A new pot will have to start being built now.

The quiz raised £69 towards the Iron Bridge Restoration, plus £55 in sponsorship for our walk that was collected.

The next quiz on Wednesday 21st will be for Marie Curie again.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on April 26, 2004, 01:03:24 PM
Another £50 was raised for Marie Curie last week. Next quiz is this Wednesday 28th April at 9.00 pm
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on May 01, 2004, 07:07:40 AM
£84.50 was raised for Ludworth & Mellor Scouts at last week's quiz and the next one, on Wednesday 5th May, will be for the same cause.

The Higher and Lower game wasn't won, so the prize is beginning to build again.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on May 08, 2004, 05:58:51 AM
Another £58 was raised for Ludworth and Mellor Scouts at Wednesday's quiz, making a total of £142.50 over the two weeks.

The Higher and Lower Game wasn't won and the Jackpot will be back to £100 on Wednesday 12th May, when it is the monthly quiz for the Iron Bridge. As Peter and I will still be away on the Sponsored Walk, "Splodginess Abounds" will be standing in as quiz masters.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Andy G on May 13, 2004, 11:14:21 AM
Thanks to everyone who took part last night. Not sure of the exact total raised, but I think it was over £75 to add to the ironbridge fund. :)
Things will be back to Normal next week- Peter will be your quizmaster once again.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on May 14, 2004, 05:48:27 PM
The exact amount from last Wednesday's quiz was £71.50 towards the Iron Bridge Restoration.

Thank you very much to Andy Glossop for standing in as Quiz Master while Peter and I were away on the Sponsored Walk and thanks also to Andy for the very generous loan of his Motor Home.

The Higher and Lower Game wasn't won, so the Jackpot will remain at a healthy £100 for the next quiz on 19th May, while the next pot builds up.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on May 21, 2004, 01:07:09 PM
The quiz on the 19th raised £54.50 towards Stepping Hill's Intensive Care Unit. Next week's quiz on the 26th will be for the same cause.

The Higher and Lower prize continues to elude those lucky enough to win a try, so the jackpot remains at £100!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on May 27, 2004, 09:55:08 PM
Another great quiz last night, which raised £79 towards Stepping Hill's Intensive Care Unit - making a total of £133.50 over the two weeks. Next quiz on Wednesday 2nd June is for the Friends of Memorial Park.

The Higher and Lower £100 jackpot remains elusive and the second pot contiunes to build. Let's hope we have one of those exciting play 'til it's won nights soon!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on June 06, 2004, 07:49:35 PM
The quiz last Wednesday raised £58.50 for Friends of Marple Memorial Park. The next quiz will be for the Iron Bridge on Wednesday 9th June.

The Higher and Lower Game jackpot is still £100, surely it must go soon!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on June 13, 2004, 05:48:35 AM
Due to a slight change of plan the Iron Bridge quiz has been moved to this week. So last Wednesday was for the Friends of Marple Memorial Park again and another £58.77 was raised, giving a two-quiz total of £117.27.

The Higher and Lower game ended every time with a pair (you get nothing for a pair....) so the jackpot remains at £100!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on June 17, 2004, 07:05:04 AM
A great turnout for last night's Iron Bridge quiz, which was filmed by the Community Channel for a programme they are making about people in the community who are trying to save their local heritage. It's set to go out in conjunction with the second series of Restoration on the BBC this summer. There will be more about this on the web site in the near future.

Back to the quiz, and £79.55 was raised towards the Iron Bridge fund, taking the total raised at the Ringer's to over £1900  :D

The Higher & Lower Game jackpot of £100 was won last night by Gill, my wife. Trouble is she was playing for someone else who had to leave early :(

Nevermind, the second pot was already complete and a third one started. So at next week's quiz, for Riding for the Disabled, the jackpot prize will still be £100 :cool:
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on June 24, 2004, 12:25:12 PM
Last night's quiz raised £65 for Riding for the Disabled and the Higher and Lower Game wasn't won, so the £100 prize carries over.

There will be NO quiz next week if England win tonight as it will be the Semi-Final - so let's hope there's no quiz until the 7th of July!

Well scratch that - the quiz is back on for Wednesday 30 June!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 04, 2004, 09:49:49 AM
The quiz last Wednesday raised a further £62 for Riding for the Disabled, taking the total to £127 over the two weeks.

This Wednesday 7th July it's the Iron Bridge Restoration Project that will benefit again.

Higher and Lower Games still not won, so the £100 jackpot is still to play for.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 10, 2004, 06:42:05 PM
It was one of the best attended quizzes so far at the Ringers last Wednesday and a fantastic £100 was raised towards the Iron Bridge Restoration.

The Higher and Lower game continues to torment participants and once again the jackpot prize eluded three attempts to win it.

The next quiz on Wednesday 14th July will raise money for Scleroderma Research. Linda Goldman, who used to work behind the bar at the Ringers, was diagnosed with this debilitating disease a couple of years ago and she has been in and out of hospital on a regular basis since then. All being well, Linda will be at the quiz on Wednesday and we hope there will be a great turn out to help this worthy cause.

To learn more about Scleroderma, follow this link.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 15, 2004, 12:53:05 PM
A record-breaking £132 was raised towards Scleroderma Research at last night's quiz, setting up the opportunity to achieve more than £200 for a single cause over two quizzes for the first time ever. It just needs a good turnout on Wednesday 21 July!

The Higher & Lower Game jackpot stays at £100 for at least another week after defeating 3 contestants once again last night.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 22, 2004, 01:05:38 PM
Another very well attended quiz last night for Scleroderma Research and it was great to see Linda, the former barmaid at the Ringers who suffers from this disease, there to collect the money on their behalf.

With a small amount of help the amount raised was rounded off to £118, taking the total over two weeks to £250 - a new record that will take some beating.

Next week's quiz will raise funds for Marple Locks Heritage Society, the group that organised the recent Locks Bicentenary, and are now planning similar festival for next year.

The Higher & Lower game wasn't won, despite two thrilling close calls and the £100 jackpot will be carried forward yet again.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 29, 2004, 01:33:58 PM
It's getting harder to find a seat, the quiz is getting so popular! Last night £115 was raised towards the Marple Locks Heritage Society.

The Higher and Lower Game failed to produce a winner of the £100 jackpot after 3 attempts, so the time has come again to play until it's won (or every ticket is pulled) at next week's Iron Bridge Quiz night. Be there early for a great night!!!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 05, 2004, 07:31:02 AM
£95 was raised for the Iron Bridge last night and the Higher & Lower game jackpot of £100 was finally won after numerous attempts and several close calls. How can there be so many pairs pulled?!

Next week's jackpot is still £100 and the cause to benefit from the money raised by the quiz will be the Marple Locks Heritage Society again.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 15, 2004, 06:53:20 PM
Another busy night last Wednesday, when £84.50 was raised towards Marple Locks Heritage Society. Over the two quizzes a total of £199.50 has been raised towards this cause.

Next quiz is Wednesday 18 August.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 19, 2004, 12:18:23 PM
Last night's quiz, which was the first of two for Guide Dog Puppies, raised £95.50. Let's hope the second one on Wednesday 25th August will do just as well!

Last night the Higher and Lower Game jackpot of £100 was won at the first attempt by a very happy bunch of students from the Ridge College. We wish them the same good fortune today, when they get their A level results!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 28, 2004, 12:02:49 PM
Things were a little quieter last Wednesday, lots of people must be on their holidays, but there was still £60.50 raised towards the Guide Dog Puppies, bringing their two week total to a pretty decent £156.

The Higher and Lower £100 Jackpot stayed intact after 3 attempts, so it will carry forward to next week's quiz for the Iron Bridge on 1st September.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: on September 08, 2004, 06:04:29 PM
People must be frightened of the webmaster!! The first week he's missed in ages and it was the busiest ever!!!! A brilliant £118.50 raised for the Iron Bridge Campaign.
Marple Swimming Club is this weeks charity, get in early for a seat and don't forget your flippers!!!!

Higher - Lower game remains unwon and we will be playing once again for £100.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: on September 09, 2004, 01:25:15 PM
Busy seems to be getting the norm! 22 teams again and a really good night was had by all. Marple Swimming Club is £104 better of and after a thrilling finish the Higher-Lower game was lost on the last card so still playing for £100 next week.
The charity for the next 2 weeks is Otterspool Animal Sanctuary.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on September 16, 2004, 09:53:09 AM
Another good night! £70 raised from the quiz and a further £40 from the Higher-Lower means that Otterspool Animal Sanctuary are £110 better off this week and are coming back next week for more! Thats quite a few tins of dog food.

H & L remains unwon so we play for £100 again next week, it's getting near a play till it's won night!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on September 24, 2004, 07:28:44 AM
It was good to get back into the swing of the Ringer's quizzes and another successful night on Wednesday raised £98 towards the Otterspool Animal Sanctuary, giving a two week total of £208.

The Higher and Lower Game wasn't won, taking us closer to another play 'til you drop night.

Next quiz on Wednesday 29th September is for the Iron Bridge.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on October 01, 2004, 07:27:44 AM
A most enjoyable quiz night on the 29th, well done Andrew - standing in for Peter as Quizmaster, and £67.50 was raised towards the Iron Bridge restoration.

The Higher & Lower Game jackpot of £100 was won on the 3rd and final attempt but as the next jackpot has already built up the prize will remain at £100 for the next quiz on Wednesday 6th October.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on October 07, 2004, 12:31:28 PM
Numbers were back up at last night's quiz and £108 was raised for Glengarth. The Higher and Lower game prize wasn't won.

Next week's quiz will be on Wednesday 13th October.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on October 14, 2004, 12:53:14 PM
£101.50 raised for Marple Swimming Club this week, added to the last quiz for them a couple of weeks ago makes £205.50!

Another 3 unlucky contestants in the Higher and Lower Game means that £100 jackpot is still to play for next week, when the organisation to benefit will be Glengarth again. That's Wednesday 20th October.....
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on October 21, 2004, 07:11:59 PM
This week's quiz raised £93 for Glengarth, taking their two week total to £201. The Higher and Lower £100 Jackpot wasn't won again, so it will be played to a conclusion (or every raffle ticket drawn) at next week's quiz for the Iron Bridge.

Get there early on Wednesday 27th - it'll be busy!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on October 29, 2004, 06:22:14 PM
An excellent £111.50 was raised for the Iron Bridge at last Wednesday's Quiz, and after a big build up for the play 'til it's won Higher and Lower Game - it was won at the first try. But nevermind - the jackpot at next week's quiz on 3rd November is still £100!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on November 04, 2004, 07:29:20 AM
£86 raised for Marple Carnival Charities Committee last night and the Higher and Lower game £100 jackpot was won again!

Despite being won for the third time in quick succession the H&L jackpot will still be £100 at next week's quiz, on Wednesday 10th November, which is a special in aid of the Poppy Appeal.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on November 13, 2004, 05:05:11 PM
Coincidentally, £86 was raised for the Poppy Appeal at the quiz on 10th November - exactly the same amount as last week.

Next week's quiz on the 17th will be the second for the Carnival Committee's Charities.

The H&L Game wasn't won and the prize will still be £100!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on November 18, 2004, 07:33:02 PM
Last night's quiz raised £94.50 for Marple Carnival Charities, taking their two week total to an excellent £180.50.

Lots of pairs in the Higher and Lower Game (nothing for a pair! ) means that the £100 jackpot will carry forward to next weeks quiz, on Wednesday 24th November, which will be in aid of Riding for the Disabled.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on November 25, 2004, 07:29:31 AM
Another well attended quiz last night with 22 teams taking part. £95 was raised for Riding for the Disabled and the Higher and Lower jackpot of £100 was won at the third attempt, after the first two had both got down to the last card!

There is still enough in the kitty for another £100 jackpot prize next week, when the quiz will raise money for the Iron Bridge Restoration Project again.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 03, 2004, 07:44:36 AM
£82 was raised towards the Iron Bridge Restoration Project on Wednesday. The Higher and Lower Game wasn't won, so the next Jackpot is starting to build up again after a serious hammering over the last few weeks.

Next week's quiz on Wednesday 8th will be in aid of Riding for the Disabled again, and will have a guest presenter!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 12, 2004, 10:18:04 AM
Not sure how much was raised at last Wednesday's quiz, or how the Higher and Lower game went, as we spent the week in Wales and could not attend. Will update when we learn.

The next quiz on Wednesday 15th will be in aid of Scleroderma Research.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 18, 2004, 07:07:46 PM
The quiz on Wednesday 15th raised £84.50 for Scleroderma Research and the previous one, on the 8th, raised £107 for Riding for the Disabled. The Higher and Lower game was not won on either night, so the £100 Jackpot is still up for grabs.

The next quiz on Wednesday 22nd will again raise money for Scleroderma Reseach, and will be a special Christmas Quiz.
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Post by: Peter on December 23, 2004, 06:53:05 PM
This weeks quiz was for Schlerderma Research again and was incredibly busy. As a result a fantastic £132.50 was raised bringing the total over the 2 weeks to £217.
The Higher & Lower game nearly went with the last card turning out to be a pair. On the bright side that means that the £100 is still up for grabs!!!
Business as usual next week the 29th Dec. when the quiz will be in aid of the Iron Bridge Restoration Project.

Merry Christmas from all at the Ringers Quiz!!!!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 30, 2004, 06:29:04 AM
Although last night's beneficiary was intended to be the Iron Bridge Project, in view of recent events in Asia it was decided to donate the money raised to help victims of the South Asian Tsunami Disaster.

The quiz and the Higher and Lower game raised £120.50. However, the winner of the the H & L Jackpot entered into the spirit of the evening by donating the £100 prize to the charity pot, taking the total to £220.50.

Next week's quiz on Wednesday 5th January will be for the Marple Locks Heritage Society.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on January 03, 2005, 03:39:18 PM
In view of the ever worsening picture emerging from South Asia it has been decided that the quiz on Wednesday 5th January will again be used to raise funds to help the victims of the Tsunami Disaster.

Every pound counts, so let's hope we have a huge turnout and see if we can do as well as last week.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on January 07, 2005, 12:31:09 PM
A very good turnout on Wednesday resulted in a further £127.50 being raised for the victims of the Asian Tsunami Disaster, making a total of £348 over the two weeks.

The Higher & Lower Game wasn't won.

Next week's quiz on Wednesday 12 January will be for The Marple Locks Heritage Society.

It's worthy of note that a total of £4225.82 was raised at the Ring 'o Bells quizzes during 2004 for a whole host of mainly local charities. An excellent achievement and a hard act to beat this year - not impossible though, if even more of you come along each week - it's the place to be on a Wednesday night in Marple :D
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on January 13, 2005, 12:41:09 PM
This week's quiz raised £102 for Marple Locks Heritage Society and the Higher & Lower Game wasn't won.

The next quiz on Wednesday 19th January will be in aid of the Otterspool Animal Sanctuary - Visit them on-line here......
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on January 20, 2005, 12:25:31 PM
£130 was raised for the Otterspool Animal Sanctuary at the quiz last night and the Higher and Lower Game wasn't won - after some appalling pairs were drawn!

It's the Iron Bridge to benefit next week, and if the H&L £100 jackpot remains elusive again there will be another 'play 'til it's won' night the following week.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on January 27, 2005, 06:36:03 PM
The quiz last night raised another £82 towards the Iron Bridge Restoration fund and, despite coming incredibly close, the Higher and Lower Game £100 Jackpot wasn't won.

This means that at next week's quiz for the Otterspool Animal Sanctuary it will be played 'til it's won - or at least until every ticket has been drawn.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 04, 2005, 05:46:14 PM
£142 raised for Otterspool Animal Sanctuary on Wednesday takes the total over two weeks to a fantastic £272!

The excitement of a play-til-it's-won Higher and Lower Game was soon over with the £100 Jackpot prize being won at the first attempt, the second time that's happened.

Next week's quiz on Wednesday 9th February is for.. doh! - can't remember - will update when Peter reminds me :blush:
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 10, 2005, 07:35:14 AM
Last night's quiz was for Marple Bridge & Mellor Scouts, and £109.50 was added to their coffers. Next week's quiz on Wednesday 16th February will benefit them again.

Three goes at the Higher and Lower Game failed to hit the £100 Jackpot - back to normal again after last week's rapid win.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 18, 2005, 07:55:27 AM
Amazing consistancy with £109.30 raised this week for Marple Bridge & Mellor Scouts, taking their two week total to £218.80.

The Higher and Lower Game £100 Jackpot wasn't won, so in a week or two we could be in for a "play 'til it's won" night again.

Next week's quiz on Wednesday 23rd February is the regularly monthly one for the Iron Bridge.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 25, 2005, 12:53:17 PM
The weather and the football made for a much quieter quiz than usual this week, but £73 was still raised for the Iron Bridge.

The Higher and Lower Game Jackpot wasn't won, although it came close, so next week it will be played to a conclusion again for the £100 Jackpot.

Next week's quiz on 2nd March will be for "Inte'great", the chosen charity of the Mellor Rose Queen. Inte'great enables local Stockport children with disabilities to participate in sporting & leisure activities. It's a new charity based in Reddish.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on March 03, 2005, 09:50:34 PM
A reversal of fortunes for the Mellor Rose Queen's chosen charity, "Inte'great", last night after possibly the largest turnout ever. A fantastic £146 was increased to £246 by the generous winner of the 'play 'til it's won' Higher and Lower Game, who donated the £100 Jackpot to the charity.

Same cause next week - get there early for a seat!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on March 10, 2005, 10:30:06 PM
The second quiz for the Rose Queen's charity, Integreat, last night raised £98, taking the two week total to a fantastic £344!

The Higher and Lower Game wasn't won, so the £100 Jackpot will be played for again at next week's quiz, on 16th March, which will be for All Saints' After School Club.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on March 17, 2005, 04:21:11 PM
The first of 2 for the All Saints After School Club and another quite busy night which raised £105 for the group.
The Higher - Lower game wasn't won and due to recent numbers being so high we can next week play to a conclusion once again. Get in early for a seat because somebody is going home with 100 lovely smackeroonies!!!!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on March 21, 2005, 12:13:10 AM
Forgot to say that this weeks quiz is in aid of the Iron Bridge Appeal.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on March 24, 2005, 08:20:45 AM
Great quiz last night and what a marathon the Higher and Lower Game was before it was eventually won. 57 tickets were drawn and at least 50 pairs must have been turned over!

£138.50 was raised for the Iron Bridge Restoration, including £20 donated by the eventual winner of the £100 Jackpot.

Next week's quiz on Wednesday 30th March will be the second for All Saints' After School Club.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on March 31, 2005, 03:33:43 PM
A further £106 was raised for the All Saints' After School Club last night bringing the total over the 2 weeks to a very respectable £211.
The Higher / Lower wasn't won so we will be playing again for £100 next week.
Next weeks cause will be the Marple Locks Heritage Society for just one week to replace the quiz they gave up for the Tsunami Appeal Quiz.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on April 07, 2005, 07:41:42 AM
£105 was raised for the Marple Locks Heritage Society at last night's quiz, and no luck for the players of the Higher & Lower Game.

Next week's quiz will be in aid of the Marple Carnival Charities Committee Fund.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on April 14, 2005, 12:24:33 PM
£113.50 was raised for Marple Carnival last night and despite new rules to make it easier to win on the Higher & Lower Game nothing was won in 3 attempts at the £100 Jackpot.

Next week's quiz is the regular monthly one for the Iron Bridge Restoration Fund.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on April 21, 2005, 07:42:38 AM
A quieter night last night, which still managed to raise £63 for the Iron Bridge - thank you to everyone who continues to support this cause.

The Higher and Lower game was played with slightly different rules introduced last week that now allow the player to accept £30 if they get to the end of the first line, or they can gamble and go on to try and win the £100. If £30 is taken, as it was last night, the next player plays for £70 but can accept £20 for the first line, and if that's also won the third player can accept £10 or play the second line for £50. It's complicated to explain but not so bad in practice and hopefully means that there will be more winners!

Talking of rules - because the nominated charity did not attend the quiz to collect their donation last week a vote was held by the teams attending last night on which of this year's causes should receive the £113.50 raised. The most votes were received by Otterspool Animal Sanctuary.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on April 28, 2005, 12:22:27 PM
Last night's quiz raised £123 for the Marple Carnival Charities Committee, and £30 was won on the Higher and Lower Game.

Next week's quiz will be for "Riding for the Disabled".
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on May 05, 2005, 04:28:47 PM
Riding for the Disabled benefitted to the tune of £93.50 from last night's quiz. The Higher and Lower Game wasn't won after three attempts so next week, at their second quiz, it will be played to a conclusion - or until all tickets have been drawn!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on May 12, 2005, 12:43:33 PM
Another £127.50 was raised for Riding for the Disabled last night, taking their two week total to £221.

The Higher and Lower Game jackpot of £100 was won at the third attempt by young Michael Sinclair - a popular win!

Next week's quiz is the monthly one for the Iron Bridge.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on May 19, 2005, 12:54:34 PM
£74 raised towards the Iron Bridge restoration last night and nobody came remotely close to winning anything on the Higher and Lower Game!

Next week's quiz will be for Friends of Marple Memorial Park.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on May 26, 2005, 01:07:19 PM
Bit of an administrative error resulting in a double-booking means that the £77.50 raised at last night's quiz will go to Glengarth, rather than Friends of Marple Memorial Park.

£30 was won on the Higher and Lower game, under the new rules explained in the recent history of this topic but the Jackpot will still remain at £100 next week, when the quiz will be for Glengarth again.

The quizzes for the Friends will be rescheduled for a couple of weeks time.
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Post by: admin on June 02, 2005, 12:31:32 PM
With £107 raised from the quiz and the sale of Higher and Lower Game tickets last night Glengarth were already doing well. At the end of the Higher and Lower Game itself, which was an unannounced 'Play 'til it's won' game, they did even better as the winner donated the £100 prize.

This takes their total over the two weeks to £284.50.

Forgot to write down who the next quiz is for, so will have to wait for Peter to tell us!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on June 02, 2005, 06:49:50 PM
You just can't get the standard of Webmasters you used to!

Next weeks quiz is for Otterspool Animal Sanctuary.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on June 09, 2005, 09:43:24 AM
Another busy night with the 'Animals' from Otterspool! £109 was raised for their cause and a supporter won £30 on the Higher / Lower which she donated bringing the nights total to an impressive £139
Iron Bridge Project next week.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on June 16, 2005, 06:51:52 PM
The iron bridge is £67.50 better off than it was before last nights quiz.
£30 was won for the third week running on the H & L game, but still £100 to play for next week when the charity is Otterspool Animal Sanctuary once again!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on June 25, 2005, 09:45:07 AM
Another £106.50 was raised for Otterspool Animal Haven last Wednesday, giving them a great two week total of £245.50!

Confirming Peter's post of 2 June - I don't know who it's for next week or if the H&L Game was won 'cos I had to leave early - will try to find out.

Late note: The H&L wasn't won and the next quiz is for New Horizons!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on June 30, 2005, 08:51:47 PM
Lats night's quiz raised £81.50 for Friends of New Horizons. The H&L Game wasn't won but Eddie did a great job standing in for Peter as quizmaster! Next week it's New Horizons again.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 07, 2005, 07:30:59 AM
Another £108 was raised for Friends of New Horizons last night, taking their two-week total to £189.50.

The Higher and Lower Game was over in a flash with nobody even close!

Next week it's for the Iron Bridge.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 14, 2005, 07:31:48 AM
£100 for the Iron Bridge last night and £100 for the winner of the Higher and Lower game, which went at the first attempt.

The next two week's quizzes will be for Kidzklub!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 21, 2005, 07:33:06 AM
£110.50 raised for Kidzklub last night and no winners on the Higher and Lower Game. Next week it's Kidzklub again!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 28, 2005, 12:34:28 PM
Another £82 raised for Kidzklub last night, taking their total to £192.50 for the two weeks. £30 was won on the Higher & Lower Game, with the contestant wisely (it turned out) stopping after getting to the end of the first line!

Next week's quiz is for Scleroderma Reseach
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 07, 2005, 02:33:43 PM
£88.50 for Scleroderma Research was a great result last week and we hope for a similar sum next Wednesday for the same cause.

Perhaps it'll be even more as the Higher and Lower Game is one of those exciting play'til it's won nights! The £100 Jackpot must be won!

Incidentally, if anyone is wondering - Scleroderma is a debilitating disease that Linda Goldman, who used to work behind the bar at the Ringers until she no long could, was diagnosed with several years ago. Linda, who has been in and out of hospital on a regular basis since then, was a firm favorite with the regulars at the pub and it's a cause everyone that knows her is keen to support.

To learn more about Scleroderma, follow this link.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 12, 2005, 07:32:22 AM
£75 more was raised for Scleroderma Research at this week's quiz, making a total of £163.50 for the two weeks.

The Higher and Lower Game was played 'til the death and the £100 was won after countless attempts. Back to normal for next week's quiz for the Iron Bridge, but the Jackpot is still £100!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 20, 2005, 09:36:15 AM
A incredible turn out for the Iron Bridge quiz this week raised a fantastic £117 - thank you everyone who squeezed in!

The Higher and Lower Game wasn't won and the £100 Jackpot prize will carry over to next week's quiz, which is the first of two for Friends of Marple Memorial Park.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 26, 2005, 04:27:45 PM
The Higher and Lower Jackpot remained elusive once more but the funds of Friends of Marple Memorial Park benefitted to the tune of £94, which was pretty good going.

Next week will be for the Friends of the Park again.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on September 03, 2005, 07:14:47 AM
Another good turn-out for the second Friends of Memorial Park Quiz with £105.50 raised, taking the two-week total to 199.50!

£30 was won on the Higher & Lower for getting to the end of the top line.

Next week the Mayor of Stockport's chosen Charities will benefit from the money raised. This year these are Stockport MS Society, Beechwood Cancer Care and St. Anne's Hospice.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on September 10, 2005, 07:30:54 AM
A little quieter last Wednesday for the first Mayor's Charity Quiz but it still managed to raise £75.50. Those of you who stayed in to watch the football would have had more fun at the Ringers!

£30 was won again on the Higher and Lower top line but no luck on the jackpot prize, which will be the usual £100 next week.

The next quiz will be for the Mayor's Charities again, which are not as reported below last week (that was out of date info from the Stockport web site! ) they are:

During her Mayoral year the Mayor will support two charities, Stockport’s  Alzheimer’s Society - to help its development, and Stockport’s Stepping Hill Hospital’s Charity Trust - to provide additional heart monitoring equipment for the new Cardiac Unit.
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Post by: admin on September 15, 2005, 12:43:43 PM
Another good quiz for the Mayor's Charities, raising a further £70 towards these causes. That makes a total of £145.50 over the two weeks.

No luck for anyone on the Higher and Lower again.

Next week it's the monthly Iron Bridge quiz.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on September 23, 2005, 07:09:19 PM
£86.50 was added to the Iron Bridge Restoration Project fund on Wednesday night - look out for a big update on the main site in the near future on the Iron Bridge Project!

£30 was won on the Higher and Lower AGAIN by Eddy - that's 3 times now!

The next two weeks quizzes will be for Mellor and Marple Bridge Scouts.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on September 29, 2005, 10:43:19 PM
Thank goodness Eddy was quizmaster last night - it stopped him winning the H&L again! Stopped me too, even though my ticket was drawn  :(

£101 was raised for Mellor and Marple Bridge Scouts and hopefully a similar amount next week at their second quiz.
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Post by: admin on October 08, 2005, 07:48:49 AM
Another good quiz for Mellor & Marple Bridge Scouts, raising £105 and taking their two week total to £206.

The Higher and Lower Game wasn't won, so at next week's quiz, which is for the Borch Unit in Pendlebury Hospital, it will be played to a conclusion again - someone will win £100 unless every ticket is drawn without a winner!
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Post by: admin on October 21, 2005, 06:15:11 PM
I missed the first of the two quizzes for the Borchardt Unit in Pendlebury Hospital but I'm pleased to report that a total of £166.50 was raised over the two nights.

The £100 Jackpot was won the week before last, when played 'til the death, and this week £30 was won for completing the top line.

Next week's quiz is the regular monthly one for the Iron Bridge Restoration Project.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on October 27, 2005, 07:42:43 AM
Great quiz for the Iron Bridge last night with £98.50 raised. The Higher and Lower Jackpot wasn't won, despite one particularly exciting game!

The next two quizzes will be for Riding for the Disabled.
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Post by: admin on November 03, 2005, 07:32:54 AM
A change of charity - last night's quiz was for the Poppy Appeal - which benefitted to the tune of £98. Next week will also be the Poppy Appeal and then it'll be Riding for the Disabled the week after.

No luck for anyone on the Higher and Lower this week.
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Post by: on November 07, 2005, 07:37:05 PM
Quote (admin @ Oct. 21 2005,18:15)
I missed the first of the two quizzes for the Borchardt Unit in Pendlebury Hospital but I'm pleased to report that a total of £166.50 was raised over the two nights.

The £100 Jackpot was won the week before last, when played 'til the death, and this week £30 was won for completing the top line.

Next week's quiz is the regular monthly one for the Iron Bridge Restoration Project.

im treated on borchardt..thanks 4 raisin the money...believe me we need it!

lucia aged 15

Thank you for your message Lucia  :) - Admin.
For visitors who'd like more information about Pendlebury Hospital and the Borchardt Unit,  Click Here
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Post by: admin on November 10, 2005, 09:17:03 PM
The second quiz for the Poppy Appeal last night raised £103, making a total of £201 over the two weeks.

Next week's quiz really WILL be for Riding for the Disable!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on November 17, 2005, 10:19:44 AM
After my Faux pas recently it really was in aid of Riding for the disabled this week!! The quiz & H&L raised £98.50 which hopefully will be added to next week.

The H&L wasn't won and as a result next week we will be playing to a conclusion!!! Somebody is guaranteed to take home £100.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on November 26, 2005, 10:28:05 AM
Another long play it to a finish on the H&L (36 tickets) helped the Riding for the Disabled team earn £102.50 which over the two weeks adds up to £201 for their cause.

The good ol' Iron Bridge Restoration Project is next weeks cause.
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Post by: admin on December 10, 2005, 07:07:45 AM
Catching up with Quizzes while the board has been down, on 30th November £93 was raised for the Iron Bridge Restoration Project, thank you folks!

On Wednesday 7th December - with the Ringers absolutely heaving - £130 was raised for Otterspool Animal Sanctuary.

Next week's quiz on Wednesday 14th is the second in a row for this popular charity, so get there early if you want a seat!
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Post by: admin on December 15, 2005, 07:40:37 AM
Last night's generous winner of the Higher and Lower Game £100 Jackpot added £20 to the £124 raised by the Quiz, to take the two week total for The Otterspool Animal Haven to a fantastic £274!

Next week's quiz will raise funds for postrate cancer.
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Post by: Peter on December 15, 2005, 11:58:56 AM
I think that should read Prostate Cancer.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 22, 2005, 07:48:04 AM
Ok, ok! Anyway, the battle against Prostate Cancer benefitted to the tune of £161.50 last night at a very busy Turkey Special quiz night.

The Higher and Lower Game was won on the top line twice, resulting in prizes of £30 (£10 of which was donated to the charity) & £20.

Next week's quiz on 28th December is in aid of the Iron Bridge Restoration Project.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 29, 2005, 08:41:41 AM
Another good Quiz last night with £108.60 being raised for the Iron Bridge Project Match Funding. The Higher and Lower Game was won AGAIN by LUCKY Eddie - who took £30 for completing the top line.

Next week's quiz will be the second for Prostate Cancer.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on January 05, 2006, 11:09:30 AM
The second quiz for Prostate Cancer Support was well attended and with donations on the night a further £138.50 was raised making a Grand total over the two quizzes of a magnificent £300!!!!
The next two weeks quizzes are in support of Stockport Sea Scouts.
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Post by: Peter on January 12, 2006, 02:16:38 PM
The post Xmas malaise meant that it wasn't quite as busy this week. We still managed to raise £78.50 for Stockport Sea Cadets and hopefully more next week.
H&L wasn't won so still £100 up for grabs next week!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on January 21, 2006, 08:36:05 AM
£110 was raised for the Sea Scouts at the last quiz, giving them a healthy total of £188.50 over the two weeks.

Thanks to Eddie for running the quiz in Peter's absence. We're not sure who the next one is for, so hopefully Peter will let us know when he's back.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on January 22, 2006, 01:47:00 PM
He certainly will!!! Wednesdays quiz will be in aid of The Iron Bridge Restoration Project. See you there.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on January 27, 2006, 06:36:14 AM
The last quiz on Wednesday raised £90 for the Iron Bridge Project. Next week's quiz will be for "Practical Action" To learn more about what this charity does, click here.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 02, 2006, 09:28:44 PM
£95 was raised for Practical Action at Wednesday's quiz - hopefully the same or better next week for the same cause.

The Higher and Lower was over in a flash, so the Jackpot remains at £100.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on February 11, 2006, 06:12:08 PM
Another £86 this week makes a total of £181, thats an awful lot of goats and things for the Third World. Lucky Eddie won another £30 on the H&L.

Next weeks quiz is to help towards a new car park for the recently re-built Girl Guide hut, (not really a hut more of a hall???).
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 16, 2006, 12:26:59 PM
£103.50 was raised for the Guides Hut Carpark last night and the Higher & Lower Jackpot of £100 was won.

Next week's quiz is the monthly one for the Iron Bridge. The second one for the Guides will be the week after.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 23, 2006, 07:46:19 AM
Last night's quiz raised another £86.50 towards the Iron Bridge Restoration Fund. We are now very very close to achieving our targets for match funding, so thank you to everyone who has continued to support us.

The Higher and Lower prize was elusive again, so still £100 to play for next week, when the cause to benefit will be the Guide Hut Car Park again.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on March 02, 2006, 08:02:13 PM
Last night's quiz raised another £81 for the Guide Hut Car Park and the Higher and Lower top line was won by Lucky Eddie again - he must have sold his soul to someone!

Next week's quiz is for Miscarriage Association, when Peter will be back to ask the questions - thanks to Eddie and Andy for standing in over the last two weeks.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on March 09, 2006, 07:34:06 AM
The Miscarriage Association is £102 better off after last nights quiz, as are two of the contestants in the Higher and Lower Game who won £30 and £70 on the turn of the cards.

It's the same cause next week, so let's hope for a repeat performance!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on March 16, 2006, 07:39:21 AM
Last week the £30 Higher & Lower Game prize was donated to the charity and the same happened this week. So with £132 last week and £140 last night, the Miscarriage Association is £272 better off.

Next week's quiz is the penultimate Iron Bridge Quiz - we're nearly there!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on March 23, 2006, 12:41:25 PM
Another £83 raised for the bridge last night means we're within touching distance of our target amount, thank you to everyone for your continued support.

The Higher and Lower game was won again last night, £30 on the first attempt and £70 on the next!

The next two weeks' quizzes will be in aid of the Marple Carnival Charities Committee.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on March 30, 2006, 12:36:05 PM
Last night's quiz raised £99.50 for the Marple Carnival Charities and it's the same cause next week. A few close calls in the Higher & Lower Game but no winners this week.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on April 06, 2006, 07:50:49 AM
Another £116.50 raised for Marple Carnival Charities last night, giving an excellent 2 week total of £216.00!

Unbelievably, LUCKY EDDIE won £30 on the Higher and Lower AGAIN. How does he do it?

Next week's quiz is in aid of Talking Books for the Blind. 'The National Library For The Blind'
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on April 06, 2006, 11:50:15 AM
I'm not sure if there a difference but  the actual name of next weeks cause is 'The National Library For The Blind'. (They're based in Bredbury).
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on April 14, 2006, 08:53:59 AM
An incredible turnout on Wednesday for the 'The National Library For The Blind' quiz resulted in a superb £139 raised for this cause. The Higher and Lower wasn't won but it was so crowded Peter had to stand on a chair to see the board!

Next week is the LAST Iron Bridge quiz night - our match funding raised is only £118 short of our target of £12,500. It'll take a good night to get us there so we hope there will be a good turnout!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on April 20, 2006, 07:40:10 AM
A good attendance for the last Iron Bridge quiz resulted in £111.10 being raised for the match-funding. With £45.12 of interested added by Marple Local History Society earlier in the week we are pleased to report that we surpassed our target of £12,500 by about £37!  :D

Thank you to everyone who has supported and helped with this cause, especially the present and previous Landlords of the Ring o' Bells.

The quizzes will continue to raise money for local charities and good causes and next week's will be in aid of the National Library for the Blind again.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on April 28, 2006, 07:24:11 AM
Another £100 was raised for the National Library for the Blind on Wednesday, taking the total to £239 over their two weeks.

Next week's quiz is for the Retired Greyhound Trust. Would you trust a retired Greyhound? Well you can find 'cos there's one coming :laugh:

The Higher and Lower wasn't won and the Jackpot remains at £100 :p
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on May 04, 2006, 07:42:20 AM
£97 was raised for the Retired Greyhound Trust last night, and it's the second quiz for the same cause next Wednesday.

A £30 win (not Eddie) on the Higher and Lower but the Jackpot remains at £100.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on May 11, 2006, 09:41:06 AM
Another £106 raised last night so added to last weeks £97 that makes a grand total of £203 to help the Retired Greyhounds Trust!
A bad night for my H&L bank though with one person winning £30 and the next winning £20 Grrrrrr!!!!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on May 18, 2006, 11:49:28 AM
Unusually quite one last night, (If you can call 15 teams quiet!!!;), but still managed to raise £73 for the Girl Guides Car Park. H&L wasn't won so it's still £100 jackpot next week when we will be playing for the Car Park again.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on May 25, 2006, 07:28:17 AM
A larger turn out this week means that the Girl Guides' Car Park fund is £112 better off, and a total of £185 over the two weeks.

The next two weeks quizzes will be in aid of the Marple Band Room.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on June 01, 2006, 07:31:47 AM
Not a seat to be had in the busiest pub in Marple last night for the quiz to raise money for The Marple Band Room, and an excellent £121 was raised.

The biggest cheer of the night was saved for Lucky Eddie, who got his ticket pulled out again but failed to win on the Higher and Lower Game!

Same cause next week.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on June 08, 2006, 07:27:17 AM
£106 added to last week's total means that the Marple Band Fund have benefitted to the tune of £227 over the two weeks. £30 was won on the Higher & Lower Game too.

Next week 'Young Sound & Vision' will be the chosen charity.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on June 15, 2006, 08:42:53 PM
Young Sound and Vision are £89 better off after last nights quiz, which was  a little quieter than usual. Hopefully they will do as well next week at their second quiz night.

Thanks to Eddie for a great quiz!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on June 22, 2006, 12:29:13 PM
An almost identical amount raised as last week for Young Sound and Vision takes their two week total to £178.70. Thanks again to Eddie for running the quiz, back to normal next week but not sure who the charity is going to be. Will update when we find out.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on June 29, 2006, 07:38:47 AM
It was the Otterspool Animal Haven that benefitted from last night's quiz - to the tune of £141, no less! It'll be the same cause next week too, on Wednesday 5th June
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 06, 2006, 05:16:12 PM
Last night's quiz raised another £102 for Otterspool Animal Haven, taking their two week total this time to a very respectable £243. Highlight of the night was Lucky Eddie NOT winning the Higher and Lower Game, but how does he keep buying the ticket that gets pulled?

The next two quizzes will be for the Stockport Portage Service, which I think is to do with special needs teaching for pre-school children in the area.

See you Wednesday (BOOM, BOOM, BOOM! )
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 13, 2006, 07:32:18 AM
The Stockport Portage Service is better off by £107.50 after last night's quiz, which was present Landlady Pat's last. Next week will be for the same cause and the winning team will be on a 10 point penalty (doh! ) and the new Landlords Peter and Sue will be in charge.

Good luck to them and long may this excellent quiz continue to raise money for a huge variety of good causes.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 20, 2006, 12:49:55 PM
A busy quiz meant a struggle for seats but also a great result for Stockport Portage, with £127 being raised. That gives them a fine 2 week total of £234.50!

The Higher and Lower £100 Jackpot was also won at the 3rd and final attempt.

New Horizons will be the beneficiary for the next two quizzes.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on July 27, 2006, 07:31:44 AM
£98 is the sum raised for New Horizons last night, with a £30 win on the Higher and Lower, and one card away from the Jackpot for the final contestant.

Next week it's New Horizons again and you WILL be able to hear the Sound of Music!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 05, 2006, 03:22:46 PM
£108.50 was raised for New Horizons last Wednesday and there were no winners on the Higher & Lower Game. The next two quizzes will be for St. John's School for the Deaf.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 10, 2006, 12:44:22 PM
£93 was raised for the St. John's School for the Deaf at last night's quiz and it's the same cause next week.

A dramatic Higher and Lower Game was lost on the last card, leaving the us for another try at the Jackpot next week too.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 17, 2006, 12:13:03 PM
Another £101.50 was raised for the St. John's School for the Deaf last night. Plus an exciting but ultimately fruitless three rounds of Higher and Lower!

The next two weeks' quizzes will raise money for McMillan Cancer Care on behalf of one of the Ring o' Bells lady regulars who is doing a sponsored cycle ride across Peru! Now that really does sound exciting  :p
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 24, 2006, 08:25:58 PM
£130 was raised towards Tracy Herod's cycle ride across Peru in aid of McMillan Cancer Care on Wednesday night. You can read more about Tracy's adventure and make a contribution too, as we have done, at: http://www.justgiving.com/tracyherod. Hopefully a similar amount will be raised at the second quiz next week.

It was a good night for those who had their tickets drawn on the Higher and Lower Game, with £30, £20 and £50 prizes being won in quick succession. Long may it continue!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 31, 2006, 07:40:13 AM
With a record 29 teams taking part last night the Ringers' was packed to the rafters and raised £142.50 for Tracy's Cycle Ride across Peru (in aid of MacMillan Cancer Care). Of course the cream still rose to the top with a stunning win! The 2 week total for Tracy was an equally stunning £272.50! Don't forget you can add to that total by visiting http://www.justgiving.com/tracyherod.

For the next two weeks the quizzes will raise money for Fragile X. To learn more about this genetic condition visit  www.fragilex.org
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on September 07, 2006, 07:36:48 AM
£120.50 was raised for Fragile X last night, and it's the same cause next week. The Higher & Lower £100 Jackpot was won by a group of folks on holiday on the canals and they handed most of it straight back across the bar!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on September 14, 2006, 12:14:17 PM
Another £101.50 was raised for Fragile X last night and the Higher and Lower Jackpot £100 was won again too. The Fragile X two week total is £222 and next week's cause will be the local Fire Cadets.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on September 21, 2006, 12:20:34 PM
£90 was raised for the Fire Cadets on a slightly quieter night - everyone got a seat I think, which ahs been unusal in recent weeks - and the Higher and Lower £100 Jackpot was won again! Second week for the Cadets next Wednesday.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on September 28, 2006, 12:49:46 PM
Back to usual attendance levels last night with £126.50 being added to last week's figure to give a respectable two quiz total of £216.50 for the Fire Cadets.

Not sure how the Higher and Lower went, or who the next quiz will benefit, as had to leave before the night was over. Peter or I will add the details later.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on September 28, 2006, 05:20:01 PM
That's what you get when Cinderella has to leave before the end of the ball!!

The H & L went unclaimed, the next 2 quizzes are in aid of Mellor & Marple Bridge Cubs and the webmasters overstrength team were still not strong enough to overcome the quizmasters penalty system! Ha Ha!! :D
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on October 05, 2006, 12:17:16 PM
Busy doesn't describe last night, it was heaving! £133 was raised for Mellor & Ludworth Cubs and the H&L wasn't won.

Same cause next week at 9.00 pm.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on October 12, 2006, 07:33:27 AM
The Mellor & Ludworth Cubs are another £96.50 better off after their second quiz last night, giving them a handsome £229.50 total. The H&L defeated all attempts.

Next two week's it's for the National Fire Service Benevolent Fund.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on October 19, 2006, 12:50:47 PM
Due to loosing my glass slipper again I can't advise the amount of money raised for the National Fire Service Benevolent Fund, or the outcome of the Higher and Lower Game, but it was certainly another busy night and a good quiz.

The Benevolent Fund will be the benificiary for the second week next Wednesday night.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on October 19, 2006, 03:16:26 PM
£118.50 raised and the H&L was taken for a £30 top line by the lovely Mr Thorn.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on October 26, 2006, 04:16:55 PM
Another £123 raised on a busy night once again making a total of £241.50 over the two weeks. On top of that one of the firemen won £100 on the H&L, (boo hoo!!;)

Next week is the first of two for the ever popular Poppy Appeal.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on November 02, 2006, 12:35:53 PM
Around £85 was raised towards the Poppy Appeal last night and the Higher and Lower Jackpot £100 was won again. The kitty is a little low now and will need time to rebuild!

Next week it's the Poppy Appeal again - get yours in the Co-Op from Saturday 4th, when the stall will be manned by volunteers pretty much throughout the week.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on November 09, 2006, 03:48:52 PM
A nice, busy 25 teamer for the second Poppy Appeal quiz last night raising a further £113.50. Add this to last week's £85.50 and we made £199 (we made it up to £200 for tidiness sake).
Thankfully for the kitty, nobody won the H&L so we are back to £100 next week when the charity will be the David Lewis Centre for Epilepsy.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on November 16, 2006, 06:27:09 PM
Yet another busy night! This weeks cause was the David Lewis Epilepsy Centre and they went away last night £108 richer.
£30 was won on the higher lower game, I wish you lot would stop winning for a while!!!
Same charity next week, hope to see you there.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on November 24, 2006, 06:12:45 PM
A touch quieter this week but we still managed to raise a further £93 for the David Lewis Centre. Another £30 went on the H&L game, I wish they'd give us a break!
Next weeks quiz is in aid of Homestart.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 07, 2006, 01:01:56 PM
This week's quiz raised £94 for Homestart and the depleated H&L coffers have begun to recover a little. Next week's quiz is in aid of the Not Forgotten Association
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 14, 2006, 12:34:18 PM
Not Forgotten are £94.50 better off after last night's quiz and Peter managed to hang on to his Higher and Lower kitty so the pot is building towards that jackpot again.

Same time, same cause next week.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 21, 2006, 07:37:55 AM
Another £144.50 for Not Forgotten last night, and the Higher and Lower Game kitty was cleared out again!

Next week the quiz is on as usual and it's the Marple Scouts Jamboree Centenary Trip that will benefit.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 28, 2006, 08:22:50 AM
£118 was raised for the Marple Scouts' Jamboree last night and Peter managed to hang on to the Higher and Lower Prize for at least one week to try and built a reserve.

The first quiz of the New Year will be the second for the Scouts, so see you in 2007!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on January 05, 2007, 01:17:16 AM
Another £116.50 raised this week should help send a couple of the less priviledged scouts to the Jamboree.
The H&l wasn't won again (Hooray!!!!;) Hope to see you next week when the quiz is in aid of the Marple Locks Heritage Society, ( see us next week, Thursday 7.30 on Granada, Locks & Quays).
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on January 27, 2007, 11:40:24 AM
This weeks cause was the Retired Greyhounds Trust and they are now £86.50 better off. Same cause next week.
The H&L was won once again (Grrrrr) So £100 gone from the kitty means next week we will be playing for around £50 again.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 01, 2007, 07:39:35 AM
£112 was raised for the Retired Greyhound Trust at last night's quiz and the Higher and Lower Game wasn't won so the kitty will be back on its way to £100 next week. The next two quizzes wil raise funds for the Guides' Hut Car Park.

Good luck to the Ringer's Quiz Team, who will be filming in London for Eggheads tomorrow - Break an Egg, as they say in Showbiz :laugh:
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 08, 2007, 07:28:39 AM
£97 raised for the Guides' Car Park last night and the H&L remained secure with 3 feeble attempts, so the jackpot should be back to £100 next week for their second quiz.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on February 15, 2007, 10:24:24 AM
A very busy quiz for the Guides last night ensured that they walked away with another £117 for their new car park. Over the 2 weeks, with extra donations, that makes a total of £226.
The H&L wasn't won so the jackpot is back to £100 again.
Next weeks cause is Pendlebury Childrens Hospital.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on April 19, 2007, 07:36:25 AM
£89.50 was raised for the Wellspring Trust last night, and still no luck for anyone on the Higher and Lower Game. Same cause next week.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 03, 2007, 05:18:16 PM
£114.50 was raised for the RNIB on Wednesday night, given them a total of £197 over the fortnight. Higher and Lower contestants were beating by the cards again - it's a good job the dolly dealer had no sleeves!

The next two quiz nights will raise money for the Princess Royal's Trust for Carers but the big question is will she be fielding a team?
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 14, 2007, 07:42:12 AM
A belated update on last week's quiz is that £97.50 was raised for the Princess Royal's Trust for Carers. Let's hope that a similar amount can be achieved at the second quiz for this cause tomorrow night.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 16, 2007, 07:18:47 AM
With another £100.50 raised last night the Princess Royal's Trust for Carers is now £198 better off over the two weeks.

Next week's quiz is for the Friends of Marple Memorial Park, who are now trying to raise funds towards new equipment for the infants play area in the park.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on August 30, 2007, 09:25:45 PM
£114 was raised for the fight against Hodgkin's Lymphoma last night and it's the same cause next week. Rumour has it that a quiz will be help to raise funds to buy the RAF hearing aids after a blow-back from the new speakers on Wednesday!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on September 07, 2007, 11:25:54 AM
A busy quiz raised another £133.50 for Hodgkin's Lymphoma and we still hadn't managed to sort the dratted speakers!!
Latest News!! The speakers are now sorted and purring like a Rolls Royce.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: matti0205 on September 07, 2007, 06:02:44 PM
Peter / Sue
We all really enjoyed the quiz and thank friends, family, Ringers regulars and your self and Sue for putting these on and raising so much money for the Lymphoma Association.
 :D  :D

We be back to support other great charities

Chris
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on September 14, 2007, 07:15:09 PM
All Saints After School Club were the beneficiaries of this weeks quiz going home £115 richer. We have a run of one offs over the next 3 weeks starting next week with a special quiz for the Marple Food & Drink Festival.

Oh, Yes, the H&L wasn't won.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on September 28, 2007, 12:31:55 PM
This week's quiz for the Friends of the Park raised £90 towards the new Infants Play Area equipment, and we even had a team from the Parks & Rec! The Higher and Lower games wasn't won.

Next week is the second for All Saints' After School Club.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on October 04, 2007, 08:21:37 AM
Last night's quiz raised £102.50 for the All Saints' After School Club AND the Higher and Lower Jackpot £100 prize was won too!

Next week it's "Girl Guides to India" that will benefit for the money raised, the week after it's "The Marple Website to the Maldives"  :laugh:
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on October 11, 2007, 08:21:49 PM
A busy and noisy night last night saw £132.65 raised to get the Girl Guides to India. Hopefully they will get even closer next week!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on October 18, 2007, 10:35:29 PM
Another £98 was raised for Girl Guides to India last night. The next two weeks worth of quizzes will raise funds for one the the most popular local charities, Otterspool Animal Haven.

It is worthy of note here that Peter recently trawled through this topic and the Iron Bridge Project Diary right back to the very first quiz at the Ring o' Bells on 19th June 2002. He has added up all the money raised since then and it comes to an astounding £20,819.45 that has been donated to local charities and good causes as a result of the Fun Quiz Nights.

This is an incredible achievement. Well done to Peter and Sue!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on October 25, 2007, 08:38:48 PM
£94.50 was raised for Otterpool Animal Haven last night - fairly quite for them but still pretty good - and hopefully at least the same next week.

No luck on the Higher and Lower for anyone, especially me, as I met myself on the way back from turning over the first card!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on November 02, 2007, 06:22:11 PM
Can't find my bit of paper with the details on but from memory it was about £85 raised for Otterspool Animal Haven on Wednesday night. For the next two weeks the quiz will raise money for the Poppy Appeal.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on November 08, 2007, 07:32:49 AM
The Poppy Appeal is £90 better off after last night's quiz and it will be the same cause next week. Don't forget the Remembrance Day Service on Sunday in Memorial Park.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on November 22, 2007, 07:33:31 AM
The Marple Business Forum's Christmas Lights Fund is £98.50 better off after last night's quiz. Same time, same cause next week at 9pm.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on November 29, 2007, 06:36:37 PM
Exactly £100 was added to Marple Business Forum's Christmas Lights Fund at last night's quiz, giving them a fine total of 198.50.

The next two quizzes will raise money for All Saints' School.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 06, 2007, 09:29:30 PM
£96 was raised for books at All Saints' School last night. Exciting times on the Higher and Lower but no winner again. Must be time for one of those play 'til it goes nights soon!

Same cause next week at 9.00pm.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 14, 2007, 12:52:58 PM
Managed to loose the bit of paper with the details but I think about £68 was raised on Wednesday for All Saints' School Book Fund, making a total of around £164.

Next week will raise funds for the Donkey Sanctuary near Denton where Mary, the Ringers sponsored Donkey, lives.

The week after, which is Boxing Day, there will be no quiz. So the next one will be on January 2nd.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on December 20, 2007, 07:35:19 AM
£116 was raised  for the Donkey Sanctury last night and the Higher and Lower £100 Jackpot was won. There is no quiz next Wednesday (Boxing Day) and the first quiz of the New Year will be on 2nd January.

According to the new board on the wall at the pub just under £5,000 has been raised at the quiz nights this year for local charities and organisations. An excellent achievement!
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on January 03, 2008, 11:54:20 AM
Last nights quiz raised £100 for the Donkey Sanctury, plus the Higher and Lower £100 Jackpot was won and was also donated to the charity. This gives them a great total over the two weeks of £316 to help keep their donkeys healthy and happy.

Next week's quiz will raise funds for Marple Mini Rugby Club.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on January 11, 2008, 12:47:25 PM
Marple Mini Rugby Club are £111 better off after Wednesday's quiz night and will hopefully get around the same again next week, 9pm at the Ring o' Bells.

No luck for anyone on the Higher and Lower this week.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on January 18, 2008, 12:05:42 PM
£100.50 for the mini rugby players this week, making a total of £211.50 over the two weeks. No luck on the Higher and Lower.

The next two quizzes will be for the Ladies Circle.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: Peter on January 28, 2008, 11:28:48 AM
The Ladies Circle are £100 better off this week which they will donate to their chosen charity to help Lymphoma.

Same again next week.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 01, 2008, 04:16:34 PM
This week the quiz earned the Ladies Circle another £111.50 towards the fight against Lymphoma, making a two week total of £211.50.

The next two quizzes will raise money for Homeless Young People.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 08, 2008, 06:58:36 PM
£80.50 was raised for the Homeless on Wednesday and not a look-in on the Higher and Lower. Same cause next week.
Title: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz
Post by: admin on February 14, 2008, 06:21:08 PM
A better turnout raised £111.50 for the homeless last night, giving a two week total of £192. No such luck on the Higher and Lower though - tough cards!

The next two week's quizzes will be run by Lucky Eddie for the Inner Circle, who will be donating proceedings to Asthma and Diabetes charities.
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Post by: admin on March 07, 2008, 05:49:09 PM
Catching up on the quiz night fund raising, £196 was raised for the inner circle (£110 and £86) during the two quizzes run by Lucky Eddie and last week £101.50 was raised for the Greyhound Trust.

Next week is for the Greyhounds again.
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Post by: admin on March 14, 2008, 07:16:49 PM
The Greyhound Trust did well this week with £101.55 raised by the quiz plus £50 donated by the winner of the £100 Higher and Lower Jackpot prize. That's £253 in two weeks!

Next week it's Mellor and Ludworth Cubs to benefit.
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Post by: admin on March 21, 2008, 01:09:10 PM
Mellor and Ludworth Cubs earned £116.50 at Wednesday night's quiz. Same cause next week.
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Post by: admin on March 27, 2008, 08:25:54 PM
Another £100.50 for the cubs takes their two week total to £217. The next two weeks see a switch to the girls and will raise funds for Guides to India.

I still think the Marple Website to the Maldives would be a good cause too  :cool:
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Post by: admin on April 05, 2008, 09:18:56 AM
The quiz raised £114.50 for Guides to India, plus the winner of the Higher & Lower Game donated £40 of his £100 Jackpot to the cause too, giving them a very respectable £150.50!

Send more guides to India next Wednesday night, same time, same place.
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Post by: admin on April 10, 2008, 12:59:55 PM
Another £104 was raised for the Guides to India last night, giving them a grand total of £254.50 over two weeks.

The next two quiz nights will raise sponsorship for local man Steve Jones (registered as "jogger" in the forum) who will be running the London Marathon to raise money for The British Heart Foundation this weekend.

You can watch Steve and all the other runners from the comfort of your armchair on TV on Sunday and you can still sponsor him on-line at http://www.justgiving.com/stephen-jones

The quiz starts at 9pm on Wednesday but be there early to be sure of a seat!
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Post by: admin on April 17, 2008, 05:53:30 AM
£125 was added to Steve Jones's sponsorship for running the London Marathon on behalf of British Heart Foundation at last nights quiz but no luck for players of the Higher and Lower game.

Same cause next week : http://www.justgiving.com/stephen-jones
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Post by: admin on April 30, 2008, 05:45:46 PM
Another £97.50 was raise for Steve's cause of the British Heart Foundation last week, giving a two week total of £222.50.

Tonight's cause is an old favorite, the Otterspool Animal Sanctury.
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Post by: admin on May 01, 2008, 01:08:35 PM
Last night's quiz raised £113.25 for Otterspool Animal Sanctury. Same cause next week.
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Post by: admin on May 08, 2008, 05:51:26 AM
Another £126.50 was raised for Otterspool Animal Sanctury at last night's quiz taking them to £239.75 in two weeks.

Next week's cause will be the Scout's Centenary Fund.
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Post by: admin on May 15, 2008, 05:57:05 AM
The Scouts are £80.50 better off after last night's quiz, despite a poor turnout on their part. Next week is expected to be pretty quiet due to United and Chelsea but if you want to avoid the football then the Ringers is the place to be next Wednesday evening.
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Post by: Peter on May 22, 2008, 05:32:25 PM
Typical of the Reds to spoil a good night! Only 6 teams turned up for this weeks quiz (a total of 21 people), far and away the worst attendance since we began the quizzes around 8 years ago!!!! Whilst the rest of you enjoyed the football, the centenary scout camp benefitted from the measley £31 raised. Add this to last weeks £80.50 and they make £111.50 in total. What you call unlucky timing.
Next week is in aid of Help The Aged so hopefully a more normal turnout.
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Post by: admin on June 06, 2008, 08:12:22 AM
The last two week's quizzes raised £101.50 and £98.50 respectively for Age Concern, giving them £200 exactly in total. The next two quiz nights will raise funds for Mencap.
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Post by: admin on June 14, 2008, 08:13:25 AM
The fun quiz for Mencap on Wednesday raised £89 and it's the same cause next week.
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Post by: admin on June 19, 2008, 06:21:03 AM
A further £69 was raised at last night's quiz, however, as nobody from Mencap turned up this week or last week there will be a customer vote on which alternative charity the money should be given to. The cause over the coming two weeks is the Donkey Sanctuary.
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Post by: Peter on June 27, 2008, 06:33:09 PM
The Donkey Sanctuary are £82 better off from this weeks quiz. The H&L was won too and the generous winner donated another £40 to the donkeys.

We had a pole about where the money from the last 2 weeks should go following the no show from Mencap and it was a 3 way tie! As a result Otterspool Animal Haven, The Lymphoma Assoc. & The Retired Greyhounds are all £53 better off too.

Donkeys again this week.
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Post by: admin on July 03, 2008, 01:00:02 PM
Another £102 raised at last night's quiz gives the Donkey Sanctuary a total of £224 over two weeks. The next two quizzes will raise funds for St. Anne's Hospice.
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Post by: admin on July 12, 2008, 04:27:36 PM
Nearly forgot! Last Wednesday's quiz raised £82.50 for St. Ann's Hospice and the next one will hopefully do the same or better.
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Post by: admin on July 19, 2008, 10:51:01 AM
And again...........St. Anne's Hospice is now £206.50 better off after £124 was added to last week's total on Wednesday night. Next week and the week after it will be Well Spring to benefit from the funds raised.
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Post by: admin on July 24, 2008, 07:26:59 AM
£112 raised for Well Spring last night. Same cause next week.
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Post by: admin on July 31, 2008, 09:03:04 AM
£98 was raised for Well Spring last night, giving a nice round total of £210 over two weeks. The next fortnight's quizzes will raise funds for the "Find a Cure for Martha" campaign.
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Post by: admin on August 07, 2008, 06:34:19 PM
The "Find a Cure for Martha" campaign to raise money for Kidney Research is £111.50 better off after the first of two quizzes at the Ring o' Bells. Same cause next week.

Incidentally, this is a good opportunity to mention that the Ring o' Bells has recently received a Great British Pub Award as the Best Community Pub in the North West. The Great British Pub Awards are run by the Morning Advertiser, the trade paper, and are said to be the Oscars of the pub world. Sue & Peter heard that they'd been short listed recently and then had a visit from the editor who told them verbally that they had won the NW title but to wait until it was confirmed in writing, which duly arrived last week. They will now travel to London, to the Park Lane Hilton, for the finals where they compete for the titles: National Community Pub of the year, NW Pub of the year and possibly National Pub of the year!

I'm sure that their fund-raising efforts detailed in this thread have played a big part in their winning the North West Community Pub of the Year title and we wish them luck in the finals.

You can find more info at: http://www.greatbritishpubawards.co.uk/page/home.html
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Post by: Peter on August 14, 2008, 11:41:41 AM
Another £122 was raised this week making a total of £233.50 for the Cure for Martha campaign. Next week is in aid of the North West Air Ambulance which will with a bit of luck take the Ring o' Bells quiz total past the landmark £25,000 mark!
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Post by: admin on August 28, 2008, 06:00:58 PM
£106 was raised for the North West Air Ambulance last night but not sure what was raised last week, as I missed the quiz, or if that £25,000 barrier was broken. I suspect it has been and when Peter sees this I'm sure he'll update us.
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Post by: nbt on August 28, 2008, 07:54:02 PM
The £25000 barrier was broken, and the figure £96 comes to mind, even though the pub seemed busier last week than this?
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Post by: admin on September 04, 2008, 10:02:00 PM
Last night's quiz raised £113.50 for Marie Curie. Same cause next week.
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Post by: admin on September 11, 2008, 01:35:06 PM
A quieter night, presumably thanks to Theo Walcott, saw £79 being added to last week's total and giving Marie Curie £192.50 altogether. Next week it's a special food and drink themed quiz for the Food Festival.
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Post by: admin on September 27, 2008, 06:06:26 AM
Eddie Ashworth did a fine job this week and the quiz raised £88 for Marple Carnival Charities. Same cause and same quizmaster next week.
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Post by: admin on October 02, 2008, 09:46:48 PM
Eddie raised another £119 for the Marple Carnival Charities with his quiz last night, and just about managed to hang on to the Higher and Lower Prize too! Not sure who it's for next week or the one after but Peter will be back behind the mike next Wednesday.
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Post by: Peter on October 16, 2008, 05:14:05 PM
Last week we raised £78.50 and this week a further £77 making a reasonable £155.50 for the Air Training Corps.
Next week it's Otterspool Animal Haven once again.
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Post by: admin on October 24, 2008, 04:47:22 PM
£84.50 was raised for Otterspool Animal Haven last Wednesday, same cause next week.
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Post by: admin on October 30, 2008, 10:09:49 PM
A better turnout last night saw £104.50 raised for Otterspool Animal Sanctury. The next two weeks will raise funds for the Poppy Appeal.
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Post by: admin on November 08, 2008, 06:22:32 AM
£86.50 was raised for the Poppy Appeal on Wednesday night. Same cause next week.
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Post by: Peter on November 21, 2008, 02:22:38 PM
A further £100 was raised for the Poppy Appeal making a total of £186.50.

Last weeks quiz was in aid of Mellor & Ludworth Cubs and this raised £81.50. Hoping for a better turnout this week for the same cause.
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Post by: Peter on December 05, 2008, 03:29:26 PM
£90 raised for the Donkey Sanctuary on a one off. Next week is in aid of Marples Christmas Cracker!

The higher Lower was won again, that's 3 times in the last 4 weeks....Drat!!!
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Post by: admin on December 11, 2008, 10:45:59 PM
£96.50 was raised for Marple's Christmas Cracker at last night's quiz.

The last quiz of this year is next Wednesday 17th December, when the cause will be Friends of Marple Memorial Park. The first quiz of the New Year, also for Friends of the Park, will be on Wednesday 7th January.
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Post by: admin on December 19, 2008, 01:54:29 PM
£115.50 was raised for Friends of Memorial Park on Wednesday and as their Treasurer I'd like to say thank you very much to the Ring o' Bells!

With Christmas Eve and New Years Eve falling on Wednesdays this year the next quiz will be on 7th January 2009.
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Post by: admin on January 08, 2009, 08:36:16 PM
Thanks again to the Ring o' Bells for another £69.50 raised for the Friends of Memorial Park at last night's quiz. The next two quizzes will raise money for a local chap who is going to ride a motorbike across India for charity!
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Post by: admin on January 16, 2009, 05:06:45 PM
£87.50 was raised at Wednesday's quiz for the Cross India Motorbike Challenge, which will raise funds for The Rainbow Trust, Adventure Ashram, The Wildlife Conservation Society of India and UNICEF.

Same excellent cause next week.
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Post by: Peter on January 29, 2009, 10:28:37 AM
The Second week raised a further £114 making a grand total of £201.50.
The H&L was also won Grrrrr.
Next week its the Belarus Fund helping victims of Chernobyl.
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Post by: Peter on January 29, 2009, 10:29:43 AM
A quiet night competing with the football but £70 was raised for this worthy cause. Same charity next week.
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Post by: admin on February 10, 2009, 08:41:18 PM
The forum was restored just in time for me to mention that last week's quiz raised £98.50 for The Belarus Fund. Tomorrow's quiz will raise funds for that topical local (at the moment) charity, New Horizons!
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: admin on February 13, 2009, 06:35:56 PM
New Horizons have benefitted to the tune of £98.50 as a result of last night's quiz. Same cause next week.
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Post by: admin on February 20, 2009, 04:37:00 PM
£96.50 was raised for New Horizons at Wednesday's Quiz Night, giving them a two week total of £195.
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Post by: admin on February 28, 2009, 08:44:21 AM
Didn't catch the total raised on Wednesday night but the money went to the Sturge - Weber Foundation via a local lady whose grandson suffers from this disorder. See http://www.sturgeweber.org.uk/ for more details. It's the same cause next week.
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Post by: admin on March 06, 2009, 06:52:22 PM
This week's quiz raised £102 for the Sturge Weber Foundation, who have a charity event this weekend at the Sale Shark's Rugby Club, Edgely Park, Stockport.

This includes a hot buffet, auction, raffles and disco. Various items will be auctioned including signed sporting memorabilia, beauty gifts and wine.

The event is on Saturday 7th March from 8pm onwards with a late bar until 12.30am.

Tickest are £10 with free entry to win an MP3 player.

RSVP by 12pm Saturday 7th March latest by contacting Steve on 07725 079 035

Next week's quiz night will be for Marple Locks Heritage Society.
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Post by: admin on March 12, 2009, 07:32:02 AM
The Locks Heritage Society are £90.50 better off this morning after last night's quiz. Same cause next week.
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Post by: Peter on March 27, 2009, 11:25:48 AM
A further £94.50 raised on the second week making a total of £185 for the Locks Society.
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Post by: Peter on March 27, 2009, 11:27:40 AM
This weeks quiz was in aid of the Donkey Sanctuary, a relatively quiet week still raised £69.50. Same cause next week.
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Post by: nbt on March 27, 2009, 01:23:31 PM
I suspect next week will be quiet as well given that the England football match is being shown on free-to-air TV
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Post by: admin on April 05, 2009, 08:16:09 AM
Another £74 was raised for the Donkey Sanctuary last Wednesday. The next two quizzes will be for Marple Cancer Charities.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: admin on April 09, 2009, 10:03:56 AM
Last night's quiz raised £101.50 for Marple's Cancer Charities, same cause next week.
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Post by: admin on April 17, 2009, 06:27:08 PM
£83 was raised for Marple Cancer Charities on Wednesday. For the next two weeks it's the Inner Wheel to benefit from the money raised.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on April 25, 2009, 02:55:31 PM
Poynton Ladies Inner Wheel are £94 better off this week and will be back for more next week. H&L was won Grrr!!
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on May 01, 2009, 10:34:15 AM
On a quieter week, due to the football no doubt, we still raised another £81 for the Inner Wheel Christian Care and not as I reported last week Poynton Ladies Inner Wheel.
The confusion arrived because for the next two weeks its Poynton Ladies Circle

H&L wasn't won so still playing for £100 next week.
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Post by: Peter on May 07, 2009, 10:35:42 AM
Back to busy again this week with 25 teams! As a result the Poynton Ladies Circle raised £113 for their nominated charity Francis House. H&L was nearly won again going to the last card.
Same cause next week.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on May 15, 2009, 10:08:43 AM
Another decent turnout saw us raise a further £83.90 for Poynton Ladies. The next two weeks will be for Age Concern.
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Post by: admin on May 22, 2009, 07:53:58 PM
Age concern are another £102.50 better off after this week's quiz. Don't know next week's cause but I'm sure it'll be a good one. Can it compete with the Champions League Final? A good place to get away from it if you want too!
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on June 04, 2009, 06:18:43 PM
As expected with the football a very quiet quiz still, £39.50 is better than nowt for Age Concern making a total of £141.
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Post by: Peter on June 04, 2009, 06:20:50 PM
This and next weeks quizzes are for Ludworth & Mellor Cubs and we were back to normal with a very respectable £102.40 in the coffers. H&L not won. Make sure you're early to get a seat.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on June 14, 2009, 02:21:33 PM
Quieter this week, but still raised another £61.50 for L & M Cubs. The next two weeks in aid of Marple Carnival Charities.
H&L not won.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on June 19, 2009, 02:57:24 PM
A good night resulted in £86.50 going into the funds for Marple Carnival Charities. H&L nearly won but not quite! Same cause next week.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on June 28, 2009, 01:30:21 PM
Another £80.80 making it a total of £167.30 for the Carnival Charities.
Next two are for Otterspool Animal Haven.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on July 09, 2009, 04:03:50 PM
Following a mix up with dates and the unusually hot weather the first week for Otterspool was a quiet one raising £55 but this week was much better making £96.70. a total of £151.17.
Next week is in aid of The Macedonia Fire brigade, an initiative to try and help the country form it's own Fire Service.
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Post by: Peter on July 17, 2009, 12:14:09 PM
The fire brigade's Operation Florian aims to get resources for countries worldwide to help them form their own fire brigades. This & next weeks quizzes will help the Macedonia Fire Brigade fund valuable equipment.
£84 raised this week fingers crossed we beat that next week.

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Post by: Peter on July 25, 2009, 10:41:02 AM
Another £97.50 makes a total of £181.50 for Operation Florian.

Next week it's Cancer Research
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Post by: Peter on July 30, 2009, 10:33:50 AM
A respectable £90.50 was raised for Cancer Research at this weeks quiz, same charity next week.
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Post by: Peter on August 11, 2009, 07:28:17 PM
Another £83 and the H&L was won!!!
Christies "Phantom" Appeal for the next 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on August 16, 2009, 02:43:03 PM
First week for the Phantom Appeal raised a very respectable £113. Same cause next week.
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Post by: Peter on August 23, 2009, 01:04:14 PM
Another £94.60 raised towards the Phantom Appeal. H&L won again by Eddie.
Next week in aid of Childrens Kidney Disease.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on August 27, 2009, 12:54:33 PM
£87.50 raised for the Childrens Kidney Disease Foundation last night, same charity next week.
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Post by: admin on September 03, 2009, 09:01:26 PM
A busier night this week with £108 being raised for the charity plus another £3 donated on Saturday night. That makes a total of £198.50 for the Childrens' Kidney Disease Foundation.

Nice colour picture round Eddie!
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Post by: Peter on September 17, 2009, 02:01:16 PM
Colour pictures....BAH!!!
The two weeks for Riding For The Disabled raised £92 the first week and £88.50 the second making a total of £180.50.
Three 9's in the H&L meant an emergency was averted and it wasn't won :-)
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on September 29, 2009, 11:09:10 AM
£83 raised for Marple Locks Heritage Society meaning we only need a further £70 this week to pass a total of £30,000 since the start of the Ringers quiz nights!!!
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on October 10, 2009, 02:08:20 PM
New Horizons were the lucky receipients of not just the £71 raised at a reasonably quiet quiz but their team won £100 on the H&L which they added to make a fantastic £171 in total. Same cause next week.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on October 17, 2009, 08:47:38 PM
Another £95 making it a very creditable total of £266 over the two weeks.

Next week the Donkey Sanctuary benefits.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Susan on October 18, 2009, 06:27:55 PM
Congratulations to the Ringers, for passing over £30,000 since the quiz nights started, that is quite a achievement for just one pub to do. Well done to all involved in this.  :)
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Post by: Peter on October 23, 2009, 03:28:37 PM
Thanks for your comments Susan:-)
A fantastic £124 raised for the Donkey Sanctuary this week and one card short of the H&L being won. Back next week for same cause.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on November 01, 2009, 01:21:37 PM
A quieter quiz this week (competing with the football) saw a further £66.50 raised for the Donkey Sanctuary. Next weeks cause is The Poppy Appeal.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on November 16, 2009, 10:24:30 AM
Two weeks for the Poppy Appeal raised £57.50 & £95.10 respectively making a total of £153.60.
Next two are for the Business Forum's Xmas Cracker.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on November 21, 2009, 07:07:56 PM
First week for the Xmas Cracker raised £87 and the Higher Lower game was won. Next week we are running the H&L game to a finish so somebody is definitely going home with another £100
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on December 06, 2009, 03:29:44 PM
Forgot to put the second Xmas Cracker result and have lost my bit of paper! I will check with them but it was somewhere around £90. H&L seemed to go on forever before it was won!!!

Last week was for the Big Umbrella, a theatre group for people with learning disabilities and raised £75, not bad considering we were competing with City v Arsenal! Same again this week.
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Post by: Peter on December 10, 2009, 09:45:40 AM
A better £95 this week making a total of £166 for the Big Umbrella.
Next two weeks (our last) in aid of Mellor & Ludworth Scouts.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: Peter on December 20, 2009, 02:22:24 PM
Mellor & Ludworth cubs get £80,50 from this weeks quiz. Same cause next week.

Speaking of next week did we mention that it is the last quiz hosted by Peter & Sue? Be there early, we're expecting a decent turnout!
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Post by: Peter on December 24, 2009, 11:47:29 AM
Well that's it!! Last night saw the last Ring o' Bells quiz hosted by us and what a send off it was with a packed pub and 29 teams!!
The quiz raised a fantastic £94 for Ludworth & Mellor cubs. we then went into an exciting H&L to a finish playing for the complete kitty which with the nights sales (150 tickets) was a staggering £392. After a number of close calls it was eventually won on the 20 oddth ticket by one of our longest serving teams. Of course this raised another £75 for the cubs making a total of £169 on the night.

Sue & I would like to thank you all for your support for the quiz over the 8 years that we have presented it. Your generosity has seen an unbelievable £31,033.50 raised for various local charities, WELL DONE!!

As you probably know we leave the Ringers on 5th Jan so thanks to you all, it's been a really fun time! :-)
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Post by: jet on December 27, 2009, 01:20:13 PM
Anita and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Peter and Sue Clarke, and all the regular Quiz teams at the Ring O' Bells in raising the fantastic sum of £31,033.51p for Local Charities.
We would like to announce that from the 5th January 2010 Anita and I will be taking over the tenancy of the Ring O' Bells, and will be carrying on with the Wednesday night Charity Quiz's and a new prize money game, Take Your Pick, of which 50% of the ticket sales will go to the nominated Charity.
The Quiz will be in the same format with a £1 entry per person in each team.
There will also be a Snowball Question, 50p to enter, answer the single question correct and you win the Snowball money. If there is no correct answer the money rolls over to the next week.
If your Charity organization wishes to be included in 2010 Quiz Night events, please contact Mark or Anita Singleton on 0161 427 2300 from the 5th January.
 
Mark Singleton.

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Post by: marveld on December 31, 2009, 12:22:25 PM
Mark, good luck with the Ringers. I'm an occasional pub person, but the Hatter's and the Railway are my choices (closest to home, but also nice to frequent). I also visit the Ringers (room on the right).

Is there a new landlord going into The Hatter's on the 5th Jan? Are Peter and Sue leaving some of Marple's history hanging on the walls?



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Post by: jet on January 01, 2010, 05:00:17 PM
marveld,
Thank you for the good luck message.
Anita and I will be running both the Hatters and the Ring O'Bells until a new Tenant has been appointed to take over the Hatters. Steve and Julie, our Holiday relief couple will be managing the Hatters on our behalf in the mean time. There will be pictures of the Marple and Hawk Green Brass Bands and other pictures of Marple etc. put up in the Ring O’ Bells.
In the summer months we will be promoting Sunday afternoon Brass Band Concerts in the garden to raise much need funds for the Brass Bands of Marple Charity Organization. You can visit our website
www.ringobellsmarple.com for more information.
Title: Re: Ring o' Bells Fun Quiz [Every Wednesday]
Post by: admin on July 31, 2010, 05:33:50 PM
The next two Ring o' Bells Quiz Nights will raise money for the Friends of Marple Memorial Park, so it would be great if there was good attendance. Any money raised will be used for improvements to the park. You can see the kinds of things we've done in the past on the Friends' web site at www.marplememorialpark.org.uk

The Quiz starts at 9pm and comprises a picture round, 20 general knowledge questions and 10 audio music questions. First prize is eight drinks (which must be consumed on the night - although taking them as bottles is permitted) and second prize varies but is usually a bottled drink of some kind each.

Entry fee is £1, all of which goes to the charitable cause. There is also an "Open the Box" raffle game and a "Snowball Question" which means you may get really lucky too!