Charity quiz night raises just under £300 for CALM

December 3, 2023

A charity quiz night at the clubhouse on Friday 1st December raised £289.50 for the Campaign Against Living Miserably, a charity that aims to prevent suicide amongst men.

Written and hosted by our Welfare Officer, Josh Towers to coincide with the end of Movember, about 30 players, committee members and partners took on rounds inspired originally by A Question of Sport, but eventually incorporating music, popular culture, general knowledge and even spot-the-ball.

Although a raucous (riotous, even), occasion, the night conveyed the hugely important message that speaking about emotions and mental health is not a weakness, quite the opposite in fact. In a poignant and emotional half-time interval, two videos were shared from members of the FC family who have been through (and come through) mental health issues in the last couple of decades. Their message: it’s okay to not feel okay, a problem shared is a problem halved and – as a Football Club community – we are here for anyone who may be struggling.

The final total included very generous donations made directly to CALM by two committee members and the prize money that the winning team kindly put back into the pot. The Football Club donated bar profit from the evening as well