Keynsham Elim Church’s annual Big Quiz in aid of the Romania 2018 Summer Camp was a huge success, attracting 20 teams to compete for the highly sought trophy prize. The event, organised by TEN Ambassador Rachel Lee, brought fierce rivalry between teams, some of which have been returning year after year.
Each summer volunteers and staff sent by the church, help organise and run a Christian summer camp for children in Oradea. All money raised from the Quiz Night goes towards supporting the costs of the residential camp. The summer camp is part of a wider mission effort the church is involved in, in Romania. Volunteers and staff are also involved in water-supply projects, a Christmas Shoebox Appeal, and food aid for disadvantaged families. All such programmes are run in partnership with an on-the-ground charity based in Oradea called CASA Grace.
This year’s quiz was a great competitive atmosphere, with a real battle to secure first place. Last year’s winners, The BWB’s were toppled from the top-spot down to the still admirable, 5th place. They were replaced by the ironically named, Natural Born Losers, each of whom took home a medal, and the coveted trophy. In 2nd place this year were Tenacious, representing Transform Europe Now. The Bowlers, sitting at the bottom of the leader board by just a single point didn’t go home empty handed either – they took home the amazing wooden spoon prizes!
Through the generosity of the donations, we were able to raise a total of £821 for the camp. On behalf of the Romania Summer Camp Team, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated to the cause. Every donation makes a huge difference.
Report by Chris McKirgan
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