Yes, the day has finally come; Peterborough Lions Quiz Sheets are now officially available for sale.
This year Peterborough Lions Club reaches the ripe old age of 50, and so our topic this year, “Fifty-Fifty” celebrates the people (and business, events, etc) who share this milestone, as well as anything relating to the number 50 itself.
This year, our primary projects are replacing our community minibus and supporting local youth projects.
For now the easiest way to guarantee getting one is via our web shop, but over coming days they will start to be available from local shops and businesses too, and a list will be made available on our website.
Anyone who would like to help us sell them is invited to contact us, whether to sell them to raise money directly for us, or on a shared “50:50” basis where half of the sale proceeds go to another great cause that you wish to support. Over £90,000 has been raised this way in past years.
Our annual quiz sheets go on sale on 1st September, and we’ve just got them back from the printers so we’re ready and raring to go!
We’ll be telling you the topic, and the reason for it, very soon now. But in the meantime we thought we’d share some of the process behind getting the quiz sheets ready each year, by answering some of the questions we’re often asked.
Thank you to everybody who took part in our Heroes & Villains quiz! Whether you were lucky enough to be listed below as one of our winners, or never got past the first question, your support is invaluable to us and we cannot do any good work in the community without your support.
At our February club business meeting we were fortunate to have District Governor Lion Mandy Hawksley visiting us, and she was happy to carry out the winners draw with the help of other visitors and club members.
The winners all succeeded in achieving 100% – well done to all of you. They were drawn in the following order:
How did you get on with our “Tom, Dick and Harry (Pat and Den Too)” quiz?
If you got them all right, then well done, and if you sent them back to us for the chance to win a prize then you’re part of a small crowd: we had lots sent back to us this year and unusually few that were 100% correct. So if you finished yours and didn’t return it thinking you stood no chance of winning then shame on you!
The winners were drawn at our February Business Meeting, and here they are:
B Stone, Crawley (wins £100)
E Dickenson, Dereham (wins £75)
C Hutchcraft, Warboys (wins £50)
N Mead, Orton Wistow (wins £25)
P Taylor, Walton (wins £10)
L Porter, Tring (wins £10)
P Jeffrey, Ancaster (wins £10)
A Towler, Wisbech (wins £10)
L Johnson, Newborough (wins £10)
J Burton, Uttoxeter (wins £10)
(If you were lucky enough to win, and doubly lucky enough to live locally, then we can recommend spending some of your winnings on a chance to win some chocolate!)
The answer sheet and some comments from the quiz coordinator can be downloaded here:
The famous PETERBOROUGH LIONS QUIZ SHEETS are now in and coming to a venue near you SOON! Look out for our sellers in your local supermarket in the coming weeks. They may also be available through other smaller outlets and our 50/50 partners, other approved worthwhile charities with which we share the proceeds on a, you guessed it, 50/50 basis. This gives direct support to such charities while still topping up our funds to support other community needs.
If you have never purchased one before these are a very popular item. They can be done individually or as a family or other group (at least one regular supporter keeps them to do after lunch on Christmas Day!). Once you’ve answered as many questions as you can, you can send in your completed sheet(s) which will go into a handsome prize draw!
This year’s topic is “Tom, Dick & Harry (Pat & Den Too)”. That is, 100 questions where all the answers include one of those names lurking within them.
To see where they’re on sale locally, take a look here – if you want to be added to this list please get in touch!
Thank you to everyone who purchased quiz leaflets this year – your support is incredibly important to us and we are extremely grateful to everyone who joined in, whether or not you returned the quiz to us for entry into the prize draw.
Peterborough Lions Quiz 2016 – Answer Sheet
This year we had 950 completed quizzes returned , of which 52 had all 100 questions answered correctly. Well done to those 52, from whom the prize winners were drawn at the club’s monthly business meeting on 15th Feb.
The winners, in order of being drawn, were:
£100 – A. Terry (Diss)
£75 – J. Watkins (Stamford)
£50 – L. Madden (Hemel Hempstead)
£25 – J. Taylor (Werrington)
£10 – V Thompson (Billinghay)
£10 – F. Hill (Wiggington Bottom)
£10 – J Smyth (Hoddesdon)
£10 – S Jones (Mickelover)
£10 – W Smith (Werrington)
£10 – J Baker (Chesterfield)
If you’re a winner you should be hearing from us soon. If you’re not, well there’s always next year!
As always, a number of you found some equally correct answers to questions that we hadn’t thought of, so well done to you! The full answer sheet is attached – how many did you get right?
Peterborough Lions are pleased to report that we will be at Sainsbury’s in Bretton on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November and the following week at Sainsbury’s on Oxney Road on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th.
Please do come along and say hello, and buy a quiz leaflet (or two!). For any organised shoppers planning a month ahead they make great stocking fillers, and we really appreciate all your support. A huge thank you also goes to Sainsbury’s for allowing us to use them as venues.
It can’t really be that time again already, can it?
But yes, it is – the Peterborough Lions 2016 Quiz Sheets are now on sale! A highlight of the year for many people, and an chance to bang heads against the wall in frustration for others, it’s always a fantastic opportunity to test those brain cells and help us raise money for fantastic causes.
As usual you’ll be able to pick up a copy from one of several local shops and charities (if you’d like to support us by selling the quiz please get in touch), or directly from us in person at one of several locations throughout the city over the next couple of months, particular when we’re out with the Carol Float nearer to Christmas – our diary will have locations and dates when they’re available. You can also buy them online (£1 postage charge applies no matter how many you buy, and we still have some from previous years available if you missed them).
For 2016 we’re “Out and About in the U.K.” for our theme, with answers relating to places to visit and events to see around the United Kingdom. A sample to get you started: do you know which is the largest gothic cathedral in England? (Two word answer, 4 and 7 letters respectively.) I’ll be honest – I didn’t know the answer, but I do now as that sample is already filled in for you, so if you’re stuck you can always buy the quiz just to find out!
The price is unchanged from the last few years at £1.50, and you can win prizes of up to £100!
You only have until 16th January to get your answers to us, so don’t delay in hunting us down and buying one (or more). We desperately need your help in raising money for wonderful causes, including for a high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) device for kidney cancer research, a hearing dog for a deaf child, and for Addenbrooke’s Hospital, amongst others.
So massive thank-yous in advance for your support, and good luck!