Lions host a Right Royal Quiz for Challengers

Last Month, Alton Lions transformed the Basingstoke & Alton Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre into a Royal themed quiz night and raised a magnificent £600 for local charity, ‘Challengers’ who have a play scheme running from Alton College.

The Royal themed quiz, reflected the Momentous Years of the Queen’s Life, from 1926 to 2016 and asked participants to dig deep into their Royal family knowledge as teams went head to head, in the process raising £600.

‘Challengers’ are a charity that provides play and leisure schemes for disabled children aged 4-12 and in Alton runs Saturdays, and school holidays. The Alton play scheme provides an inclusive space where children can go and have fun with activities like reptile visits, messy art, soft play and mobile discos. The funds raised by Alton Lions will go towards more activities for the Challengers Alton Play scheme this Summer.

Rhiannon Hopkin, Community Fundraising Office commented “We are so grateful to Alton Lions as their support means we can help even more children at our Alton Play scheme to play, laugh, make friends and most of all challenge their impairments. It is only with the support of the local community that we can continue to run this vital scheme at Alton College, thank you so much to everyone at the Alton Lions”.

The Alton Lions went to visit the play scheme with their ‘Lion mascot’, toured the facility and presented the charity with the cheque for £600.  Further information on the Alton Lions Club can be found at www.altonlions.org.uk  or by phoning 0845 833 2701.
For more information about Challengers please call 01483 579390 or email information@disability-challengers.org

Rhiannon Hopkin receiving the cheque from Lion President Peter Bacon
Rhiannon Hopkin receiving the cheque from Lion President Peter Bacon