THE ‘Beard’ retained its crown at a recent charity quiz but the real winners are the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
For the second year running ‘Mark’s Beard’ took the honours at the Central Lancashire Business Club annual quiz, a fundraising event to support the Preston-based charity.
The quiz, held at Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland, attracted eight teams of four and, along with a raffle, raised £165 for Rosemere.
Organiser and quizmaster Steve Ward, owner of BusinessGiftUK.com, said: “It was a really enjoyable evening, serious competition but with lots of laughs. Mark’s Beard have won for two years now, they will be under real pressure next year. I am grateful to Fox Lane Sports Club for donating use of their function room for our event. It allows us to give all our proceeds to the charity.”
BusinessGiftUK.com donated the prizes for the quiz and CLBC members provided gifts for the fundraising raffle.
Mark Croasdale, of Whitehead and Howarth Accountants and owner of ‘the beard,’ added: “We always enjoy supporting these events. There is a great business community here in Leyland. Thanks to Steve’s hard work, the quiz is good fun and a great cause to raise money for.”
The Central Lancashire Business Club meets monthly in Leyland and has been operating for over 30 years. The next networking meeting of CLBC is on Tuesday February 2 at 8pm at Leyland Golf Club. For details call Steve Ward on 01772 435010.
Picture: Mark’s Beard quiz champions (L to R) Mark Croasdale, Mansel Pope, Ruth Bradshaw, Keith Bradshaw