£30k for air ambulance

March 03 2017

QUIZZERS across Bristol and South Gloucestershire have used their general knowledge to raise £30,000 for the air ambulance charity.

QUIZZERS across Bristol and South Gloucestershire have used their general knowledge to raise £30,000 for the air ambulance charity. 

Ann and Andrew Newbury, from Downend, run Finish First Quizzes, and hold events in venues across Bristol and South Gloucestershire in aid of Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.  

The couple write their own quizzes, with rounds including general knowledge, geography and music. 

They held their first quiz in the summer of 2012, and since then, as well as entertaining people, they have raised a fantastic £30,000.

GWAAC is the local air ambulance for the area. Last year crews attended 1,735 jobs, and of those 39.7 per cent were in Bristol and 11.5 per cent were in South Gloucestershire. 

Emma Carter, GWAAC head of fundraising and marketing, said: "Ann and Andrew give up their own time to host these quizzes, and they are very popular. £30,000 is a great amount, and we are really grateful for their support. We rely on people like Ann and Andrew to help us raise the £2.6million we need each year to stay operational. 

"The money raised will help us to provide critical care to those who need it the most – saving more lives."