Join a world record breaking quiz team


FORMER England cricketer, Phil Tufnell, will ask a question at a charity quiz, organised by a Stratford-upon-Avon dad.

The sports quiz – organised by Des Reynolds – is being held in Warwick Hall, at Warwick School, on Saturday 28th January, and it is hoped that more than 500 people will attend to set the world record for the largest sports quiz.

Des, who lives in Justin’s Avenue, with his partner Liz Nicholson and their two sons, started his sport-themed fundraising campaign last year, to raise money for Jack’s Rainbow bereavement charity and Myton Hospice.

He has been raising money for Jack’s Rainbow, in memory of his daughter Ruby, who died six hours after being born prematurely in August 2010.

Des, who is planning manager at PNJ Engineering, in Alcester, and is also the chairman of Warwickshire County Council Staff Cricket Club, said: “We’ve already managed to secure video questions from some well-known sporting celebrities, including BBC One’s A Question of Sport team captain, Phil Tufnell, and have had a message of support from Stratford Paralympic gold medallist, Megan Giglia.”

It will be a family-friendly evening, suitable for children aged around 11 and older, and Des would love to see schools and sports clubs in the area represented.

He added: “I am really overwhelmed by the support shown from local businesses, with sponsors in place already for every quiz round.”

Des has prizes offered from Cox’s Yard, in Stratford, and the Hilton Warwick, but he is keen to receive additional sponsorship in the way of prizes for quiz rounds, plus raffle and auction prizes.

Entry for a team of six costs £60 and can be secured via the ‘book tickets’ option at or by calling the box office on 01926 776438.

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