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Design Pit Charity Quiz Night #5kfor5years Parkinsons UK
Tue 4 April 2017, 19:00 – 22:45 BST
The Charity Quiz Night gives everyone an opportunity to put a team together and test their grey matter by pitting their wits against other teams in the local area! The Quiz will consist of 6 rounds of 10 questions and there will be prizes for the top teams, a raffle and we'll also host an Auction of Promises as well. Chilli, rice or wedges will be provided within the cost of your team entry and the bar will be open for drinks.
Parkinson’s UK is a charity that holds a special place in the heart of Design Pit’s Creative Director, Gareth Robertson. For eight years, his mother Catherine has suffered from Parkinson’s and has bravely grappled with the life-changing condition. Since being diagnosed, life for Cath and the Robertson family has been very different, but Cath has been extremely brave and has not taken it lying down.
Early on, Cath and her sons, Gareth and Jamie, completed the inaugural Parkinson’s 10K run at the Nottingham Water Sports Centre. While Gareth and Jamie went on to raise money through various other challenges, such as the Three Peaks Challenge and the Liverpool Santa Dash, Cath has gone on to retire from her job as a supply teacher and has taken on a part-time role working with the County Air Ambulance charity. Her passion for life and dedication to whatever she sets her mind to are truly inspiring qualities; she simply refuses to let her condition beat her and is much happier working with the MAA charity, chatting to people on her rounds, and delivering and collecting cash pots all over the Midlands region.