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Our next event is a
Charity Prize Quiz on Saturday 1o November 2012
10 November 2012
Time: 19.30 (doors open 18.45)
Tickets: £12 p.p. or £66 for a team of 6 people
Where: Holyport War Memorial Hall, Moneyrow Green, HOLYPORT,
Bar: We’ll have a cash bar with a selection of alcoholic and
Food: A 2-course supper is provided (Fish & Chips and & vegetarian option)
Raffle: We already have a few great prizes, but donations are
download a PDF flyer here
To book, please call Mike Peterson on 01628-636630 or email
Our quiz evening on 4 February 2012
raised £1700 for Save the Children and local charities Open Kitchen
majority of the funds went to Save the Children's East Africa
Fund. In East Africa
many areas are still badly affected by drought but as this gets
very little publicity these days, our group raised enough funds
to help 'Save the Children' provide one mobile unit with
equipment and medicine, benefitting 600 children!
One of our flagship events- the '2008 Schools' Quiz
welcomed a number of 6th form teams from East Berkshire and South
Buckinghamshire to what turned out to be another educational and stimulating evening at Altwood School
Piggott School in
beat the Altwood
just one point to claim victory, taking home
Waitrose Trophy. Third
and fourth-placed teams were the Altwood Alliance and Wye
respectively. As well as honing their general knowledge,
participants raised money for local charities, benefited the
environment and boosted their schools’ budgets all at the same
only were the questions testing, but the organisation of the event
posed its own challenges this year, as OWP Treasurer, Mike Peterson,
explains, “Some of our large corporate sponsors, who usually
donate the top prizes were unable to assist this year, so we were
delighted and very relieved when local firms came to the rescue.”
Services and Rocket
collaborated with Energenie
two environmental packages designed to save the recipients’
schools money. With energy prices soaring, there has never
been a better time to reduce bills and free up money to be spent on
core educational activities. Another
top prize of a 3-hour motivational workshop for schools was donated by Funshop™.
Maidenhead branch has supported this event from the start
supplying refreshments and prizes, and organisers also offered their
warm thanks to Maidenhead-based
Farm Centre for the Arts and 3, Windsor’s Theatre Royal and O2 of
donating the individual prizes.
of One World Party, Ute Wieczorek-King, said, “When times are
hard, it would be so easy to give up and do nothing. Sadly,
this is what often happens and good causes are the first to suffer.
We feel honoured that local businesses have rallied round to help us
and that local sixth-formers have, once again, thrown themselves so
whole-heartedly into the event.”
from the night went to the BBC’s Children in Need and
Maidenhead causes the Bridge Trust’s Re:charge Café and
we organised a 'Christmas Shopping Evening with a
Difference' at Maidenhead
shopped till they dropped, met up with their friends, learnt more
about image and fashion from Image Consultant Sharon Connolly, and
'Managing stress in the run up to Christmas' from Ute
Wieczorek-King. Lots of ladies were able to have a fun night out and
helped us raise well over £1100 for local charity East Berkshire Women's
Aid and 2 women's micro finance and training projects in
India and Africa!
Press release in the Maidenhead Advertiser,
Grilling is Roaring Success!
from around Berkshire and Buckinghamshire converged on Altwood
School , Maidenhead, on 15th November, to be grilled
for the BBC’s Children in
Need and other good causes.
no students were harmed in this sequel to last year’s highly
successful Sixth-Form Charity Quiz Challenge,
an inter-school competition for local secondary schools hosted by
local voluntary group, One World Party.
, secured victory by the narrowest of margins once more to retain
their 2006 title. They received over £1150 worth of Adobe software
for their school and each team member was rewarded with a £10
School, Reading, who lead until the last round of the contest were
runners up and received Netgear and Microsoft software for their
school, along with £7.50 Boots vouchers for the team members.
won a presentation from Oscar-nominated and
BAFTA-winning make-up artist, Peter Robb-King (The Matrix, Batman,
Last of the Mohicans). They also walked away with £5 Odeon
School, Maidenhead were a close fourth – taking a
team prize of rucksacks, and Windsor Girls’ School received
vouchers for the Theatre Royal, Windsor for their fifth place.
One World Party,
said, “Once again, we were impressed by the enthusiasm of the
students and the breadth of their general knowledge, they’ve
really raised the bar for next year. It was a fantastic evening and
we are all still buzzing today.”
event raised over £800 for Children in Need and other good causes,
which was up by £300 on last year. Treasurer,
said “This is a fantastic outcome; the total being boosted
significantly by a signed England Rugby shirt donated by O2 which
raised us £200 in a silent auction.
We are particularly grateful to
all our supporters but especially Waitrose who sponsored the
on 8 June 2007
invited over 90 quiz fans to brush off their
their googling skills and to join us for our annual One World Quiz
evening, this time at Holyport Village Hall,
event was in aid of Family Friends, a Maidenhead based charity that supports local families
in times of crisis, as well as Africa Now in Kenya and Food
for Life in India. We raised almost £1100!
Fundraising - December 2006...
A raffle and small silent auction at a ' Christmas Networking Party' hosted by
Maidenhead based company 'New Prospect
Business Solutions', raised over £300 - thank you to everyone who
supported us so generously at this small event, and a special thank
you goes to Olu Odeniyi for inviting us!
Students Triumph in Charity Quiz Challenge on
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from around East Berkshire converged
in Maidenhead on
to compete in a lively evening
of questions and answers and to raise money for good causes.
event was organised by local fund-raising group One World
Party, who branded it a major success.
Teams of students competed against each other in a ten-round
quiz, with questions on a diverse range of subjects including Fair
Trade, Music, Youth Culture, Sport and General Knowledge. The evening also included a thought-provoking presentation by
Reading-based wildlife photographer and OWP committee member Andrew
Sansom, who had recently visited a number of Africa
Now projects in Kenya.
In it, he demonstrated how investing a small amount of money
in grass roots projects can have a profound effect on the lives
of women and children.
raises funds for charities working with children and women across
three continents and the beneficiaries on this occasion were Children
in Need, Africa Now
and Food for Life in India.
Treasurer, Mike Peterson, said, “We raised over £500, whilst
staying true to OWP’s aim
of having fun and reaching out to make a difference to those most in
are especially grateful to the event’s sponsors, including
Waitrose who provided all of the students’ refreshments, Mailboxes
Etc, who take care of all of our printing needs and Altwood
who provided the venue. Thanks
to their generous support as
well to all volunteer helpers, every penny
that we raised will go to our chosen causes.”
Wieczorek-King, Chair of OWP, added, “I was very impressed
by the students’ awareness of world poverty. They did particularly
well on the questions about Fair Trade, outscoring adults who
answered the same questions in a previous event. We are delighted with the success of the challenge and hope
to make it an annual event.”
eventually edged past early leaders Reading
by just one point to take the Waitrose Trophy, a £10 Waitrose
voucher for each team member and software worth £1000, generously
donated by Microsoft.
chose a £500 voucher donated by Netgear – providers of IT
networking solutions. Close
behind in third place were Furze Platt Senior School and they chose
a 2 hour presentation on Make
Up in the Film Industry donated by local world-renowned make up
artist, Peter Robb-King. The
final prize, a copy of PhotoShop CS2 donated by Adobe,
went to Altwood
who also competed strongly in the event.
England, Assistant Head, Altwood School said, ''This was an
excellent opportunity for students from different schools to not
only pitch their intellectual skills against each other but also
display a strong sense of teamwork. It was a challenging and fun
evening where the contestants were able to reflect upon the plight
of women and children in all parts of the world.''
Photos from the event
can be viewed here
March and April 2006 we got lots of enthusiastic quiz fans to
join us for two One
World Party Quiz Nights
aid of 3 small projects in the developing world.
a small select business audience, the March event at Staines
Ecademy (a business network), raised nearly
£200. Please click
here to see a selection of photos
from the Staines event.
second event in April, a Quiz & Curry Night for 90 quiz
fans, raised £800 and
photos form this event in Bray near Maidenhead can be viewed here.