A group of friends from Claverdon who won on Channel 5's Eggheads will be splitting their £9,000 prize money between The Myton Hospices and Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of their friends, Mike Healy and Dave Barron.
Mike Healy had Leukaemia and died in December 2021 of Pneumonia, whilst Dave Barron died over two years ago of a Brain Tumour.
The Barron Healy Quartet, which is made up of Paul Hammond (team captain), Bernie Waldron, Pete Moss and Richard Bonsall, appeared on the show on 22nd February 2022.
We are all really pleased and it was great that we won. It was also nice because it was for the guys. We said before we went on the show that regardless we would donate the money to the two charities that were close to Mike and Dave. Mike was helped by Macmillan and Dave was helped by Myton. We will be splitting the money 50/50 to each charity.
I know the families of Mike and Dave are happy with what we have been doing and think the guys would have approved of what we have done. It's great that we won and I think we did them proud.
The team - as well as Mike and Dave - all met through the village school their children attended and then they discovered they had a common interest in trivia and pub quizzes. They would often go to the quiz nights together.
Previously the friends appeared on Eggheads in 2017 with Mike, who was the team captain, with the team name 'Out Of Date Beer Vouchers'. Despite their best efforts the team lost.
After Mike's funeral, the group decided to reapply for the show as The Barron Healy Quartet in honour of their friends. Following their TV appearance, they are also looking to carry on their fundraising.
We are planning to do a charity quiz later this year to help these two great causes and raise even more funds for them.
We would like to say a big thank you to The Barron Healy Quartet and congratulations for beating the Eggheads to help raise vital funds for Myton! We need to raise £7.8 million this year alone, so the money donated really will make a big difference for our patients and their families. Thank you from all of us at Myton!