Volunteer Co-ordinator, Amy, joins Des Reynolds in his Guinness World Record attempt for the largest sports quiz ever!

The charity sports quiz is being held at Warwick Hall, Warwick School, on Saturday 28th January, and it is hoped that more than 500 quiz goers will take part to set a new world record. The event being organised by Des Reynolds will raise vital funds for The Myton Hospices and Jack’s Rainbow bereavement charity.

We asked Amy a few questions about why she decided to take part and where her team’s strengths would lie. Amy’s team is a real family affair and includes her mum, nan, aunty, brother and fiancé.

Why did you decide to sign up for the quiz?

“As volunteer coordinator for Myton I am usually on the organisational side of things at events, so it is really nice to have the opportunity to enjoy a fundraising event as a participant. It would be great to be part of setting a world record whilst raising money for two amazing charities too!”

How did you convince your family to take part?

“We all love sport and we are very competitive so what better activity than a sports quiz?!”

Who do you think will be the strongest player in your team?

“My brother is extremely competitive so he will want to make sure that we do well. My fiancé knows a lot of useless information that could come in handy and my nan will be on hand for anything dating back over the years. I will probably be useless unless there are any questions about David Beckham!”

We wish you lots of luck Amy!

The quiz will include rounds of sports-related music and movie questions, plus a video round featuring questions from sporting celebrities such as Phil Tufnell, Nick Skelton, Dion Dublin and Kriss Akabusi. Des is still looking for teams to join the quiz and for local people to help with the world record attempt at the start of the evening.

To make it accessible to as many people as possible, the organisers are now allowing teams of either 4 or 6 people, £40 and £60 respectively. In addition, there are a limited number of FREE spaces available for the World Record attempt element of the quiz (a minimum of half an hour). These are being mainly targeted at local students and schoolchildren (plus a parent) on a first come, first served basis, completely free of charge, with a chance to win Go Ape Outdoor Activity vouchers.

You can find all of the details here or email desreynolds@deslovessport.co.uk