Local pub raises £1,600 after hosting virtual quiz nights during the pandemic

A local pub which has raised £1,600 by hosting virtual quiz nights throughout the pandemic has been praised for its work by the MP for Clwyd South.

Staff at the Sun Trevor, in Llangollen, have been hosting the weekly events to raise money for charity since the start of the first lockdown last spring.

Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes recently made a socially distanced visit to join owners, Paul and Katy Jones, the Sun Trevor Quizmaster, Maggie Smith, and Nightingale House Community Engagement Officer, Sue Williams, for the handing over of a cheque worth £1,600 to the hospice.

The Sun Trevor Quiz has been running since 2008 and has raised over £16,000 for charity since it started.

Katy Jones said: “Thank you to Simon Baynes for being able to come over and help present this fantastic amount of money over to Nightingale Hospice.

“We want to say a massive thank you to Maggie Smith who has kept the quizzes going not just for the last year online but the last 10 years and thank you to everyone has taken part.

“It’s been great seeing Zoom quiz meetings being organised and catching up with family and friends over lockdowns.”

Sue Williams, Community Engagement Officer at Nightingale House Hospice, said: “Thank you to Paul, Katy, Maggie and all of those who loyally support The Sun Trevor’s quiz each week.

“Since the quiz began The Sun Trevor has raised over £16,000 for the hospice. A truly remarkable amount!

“It is fantastic how they have adapted the hugely successful weekly pub quiz taking it online and continued to raise much needed funds despite the challenging times we have all experienced.

“Nightingale House Hospice relies on the support of local businesses and individuals to continue to provide patient care and family support services to our community.

“We are very grateful to you for your continued generosity, thank you.”

Simon Baynes MP added: “It’s so wonderful to see the team at the Sun Trevor and all their customers using their weekly pub quizzes to raise such large amounts of money for charity.

“They’re a shining example of a Clwyd South business and their efforts are a great reflection of their community spirit and passion for giving something back.

“Everyone locally knows about the brilliant work of Nightingale House Hospice and this money will allow them to continue their vital work.

“I want to congratulate Paul and Katy as the owners of the Sun Trevor and I want to pay special tribute to Maggie Smith who does a truly wonderful job as the Quizmaster.

“I’d highly recommend fans of a pub quiz take a look and consider get involved with their next virtual session.”

The Quiz, which takes place via Facebook, can be found on the Sun Trevor’s page.