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Our next event is a Charity Prize Quiz on Saturday 1o November 2012

Date: Saturday 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, SL6 2NA

Bar: We’ll have a cash bar with a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
Food: A 2-course supper is provided (Fish & Chips and & vegetarian option)

Raffle: We already have a few great prizes, but donations are still welcome!

You can 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 and Timbertown.

The 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 Challenge'

We 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 in Maidenhead. 

The Piggott School in Wargrave beat the Altwood Allstars by just one point to claim victory, taking home the Waitrose Trophy. Third and fourth-placed teams were the Altwood Alliance and Wye Valley 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 time.

Not 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.” 

Irashai Services and Rocket Gardens collaborated with Energenie to offer 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™.   

Waitrose’s Maidenhead branch has supported this event from the start by supplying refreshments and prizes, and organisers also offered their warm thanks to Maidenhead-based Norden Farm Centre for the Arts and 3, Windsor’s Theatre Royal and O2 of Slough for donating the individual prizes.

Chair 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.”

Proceeds from the night went to the BBC’s Children in Need and Maidenhead causes the Bridge Trust’s Re:charge Café and Timbertown.




In November 2007  we organised a 'Christmas Shopping Evening with a Difference' at  Maidenhead Rowing Club.

Ladies 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, November 2007:

Student Grilling is Roaring Success!

Sixth-formers 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. 

Fortunately, 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.

Charters School, Ascot , 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 Waitrose voucher.

Kendrick 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. 

Third-placed Reading School 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 vouchers.

Desborough School, Maidenhead were a close fourth – taking a team prize of rucksacks, and Windsor Girls’ School received £5 vouchers for the Theatre Royal, Windsor for their fifth place.

Chair of One World Party, Ute Wieczorek-King 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.”

The event raised over £800 for Children in Need and other good causes, which was up by £300 on last year. Treasurer, Mike Peterson 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 refreshments.”






Quiz on 8 June 2007

We invited over 90 quiz fans to brush off their encyclopedias or their googling skills and to join us for our annual One World Quiz evening, this time at Holyport Village Hall, near Maidenhead. 
The 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!

Click here to see a selection of photos from this event, courtesy of Andrew Sansom Photography

Photos from our 2006 quiz in Bray can be seen here


Christmas 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!


Schools' Quiz Challenge, November 2006

"Ascot Students Triumph in Charity Quiz Challenge on 16 November" 
(Article in local press): 

Sixth-formers from around East Berkshire converged on Altwood School in Maidenhead on 16 November, to compete in a lively evening of questions and answers and to raise money for good causes. The 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.   

OWP 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.   

OWP 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 need. We 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 School, 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.”

Ute 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.”   

Charters School, Ascot eventually edged past early leaders Reading School 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. 

Second-placed Reading School 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 School who also competed strongly in the event.

Chris 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




In March and April 2006 we got lots of enthusiastic quiz fans to join us for two One World Party Quiz Nights in aid of 3 small projects in the developing world. 

Aimed at 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.

Our 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.
These photos are courtesy of Andrew Sansom Photography