Wimborne in Bloom Wine and Wisdom Quiz Evening Raises Over £1000

The 30th Annual Wimborne in Bloom Wine and Wisdom Quiz Evening took place on
the evening of Leap Years Day Thursday 29th February in the Allendale
Centre, Wimborne Minster. The main hall accommodated a full turnout of 28
Teams all set to pit their wits against each other in an attempt to win the
coveted Eco Composting Shield.

There were eight rounds of questions on a variety of subjects including
Raining Cats and Dogs, Phobias, Dorset Knowledge and General Knowledge. A
break after four rounds and Teams enjoyed a shared platter of food whilst
answering a fun picture round of questions entitled ‘Name the Flower’.

After a hard fought ‘battle’ there was a tie for first place between last
year’s winners Phoenix Dorset and the Wimborne Civic Society. Answering the
Tie Break question first was Phoenix Dorset who were declared the winners
and so received  the Eco Composting Trophy. Each member of the Team also
received a bottle of red wine. In third place was a Team from the Minster
with the title Does Grey Matter. Propping up the rest of the Teams was one
going under the name of The Coffin Dodgers each member receiving a mini
chocolate egg.

Although the final total raised from the evening is not available at the
time of writing the Raffle which had some good prizes including Vouchers to
be spent at a Hall and Woodhouse venue donated by O’Haras Funeral Service,
raised £522.

Judging by the amount of comments from people as they left the Allendale
Centre and also received since the evening it was obvious that those present
had enjoyed the evening and that there had been a good atmosphere throughout
the event.

Wimborne in Bloom thanks all who supported the event by participating,
helping with the running, providing the refreshments or who generously
donated prizes for the raffle. The funds raised which will be well over a
£1,000 when all proceeds are accounted for makes an excellent contribution
to the cost of providing the floral displays in the Town for all to enjoy.

The photos show the winning team: Phoenix Dorset each member holding their
prize of a bottle of red wine (from the left) Helen Cooper, Jane Whitlock,
Julia Glassborow, holding the Eco Composting Trophy, Ken Sexton, Barbara
Walker and Rosemary Chinchen with Richard Nunn, Chairman Wimborne in
Bloom,(on the right) and John Allen, Committee Member of Wimborne in Bloom
who co-ordinated the evening (partly hidden on the left)

Second photo: The Team propping up the rest: The Coffin Dodgers with their
prize of Mini Cholate Eggs presented by John Allen, Committee Member of
Wimborne in Bloom who co-ordinated the event.