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Club quizzes raise £500

Toby Sandison of Scalloway Boating Club presenting cheques to Mind Your Head and the Shetland branch of Alzheimer Scotland.

TWO LOCAL charities have received donations totalling £500 following fundraising quizzes in Scalloway.

Mind Your Head and the Shetland branch of Alzheimer Scotland each received £250 from the Scalloway Boating Club, where a monthly quiz took place throughout 2015.

The quizzes allowed returning teams to compete in a league, eventually won b locals ‘The Headbangers”. Entry money went towards a cash jackpot, which the top-placing teams each month were given a chance to win.

With money rolling over whenever teams were unable to answer the jackpot question, the prize pot rose at times to hundreds of pounds.

Mind Your Head chairwoman Shona Manson said: “I am delighted to receive this donation on behalf of Mind Your Head. Thank you to everyone for choosing our charity and for opting to have the funds added to monies already being raised to develop adult support services in the coming year.”

Organiser of the quizzes, Toby Sandison, said: “We’ll hopefully continue with them next year, although we’ll maybe shake the format up a little bit to keep things interesting.

“People seem to have really enjoyed coming to them and we’re obviously delighted to be able to pass on some of the proceeds to such worthy causes.”