Toy Appeal: Borough’s best brains butt heads in quiz night

PUBLISHED: 12:18 07 December 2017

Newham Blips celebrate their seventh Toy Appeal quiz win in the last eight years. Picture: Alex Shaw

Newham Blips celebrate their seventh Toy Appeal quiz win in the last eight years. Picture: Alex Shaw

Alex Shaw

Can you tell Bond films from the Beatles? Christmas carols from chemical elements?

Nearly a dozen teams thought so; before enduring a tricky test of trivia at the Toy Appeal quiz night.

Returning champions Newham Blips picked up the trophy at the Community Links headquarters in Barking Road.

“We thought it was much harder than last time,” said team captain Dave Baldock.

Yesterday’s quiz success was the eight Newham Council employees’ seventh win in the last eight years.

Hard-working hacks from the Recorder, for comparison, tied for 5th place on 82 points.

Asked about her team’s performance, Recorder editor and quiz captain Lorraine King laughed and said: “No comment”.

The event, which included a raffle, raised £990 for the appeal.

A further £520 came from former Recorder editor Colin Grainger, who raised the money through his 40th sponsored swim.

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