Christmas Toy Appeal 2018: Annual quiz cancelled

PUBLISHED: 16:00 04 December 2018

The Newham Blips, former winners of the toy appeals quiz, who sadly wont be taking the crown this year. Picture: submitted

The Newham Blips, former winners of the toy appeals quiz, who sadly wont be taking the crown this year. Picture: submitted


The annual Christmas quiz for the toy appeal has unfortunately been cancelled.

Due to a lack of teams signing up, the quiz, which was due to take place on Thursday, will not go ahead.

The quiz is usually an excellent source of fundraising for the Newham Recorder’s and Community Links’ appeal, but lack of demand this year has made it unfeasible to run.

“It’s disappointing,” said former Recorder editor and patron of the appeal, Colin Grainger.

“We only had four teams sign up this year, but because of hiring a venue it’s not worth it unless we have about 10.

“One year it was snowing and we even had 15 teams turn up.”

No one is more disappointed than the Recorder reporters themselves, who were raring to go with a team of quiz aficionados.

But there are still plenty of other ways to get involved with the appeal, with drop-off points across Newham and a fundraising page here.

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