AUSTRALIA House will open its doors in the name of charity on Thursday 16 May, as it plays host to a quiz night to raise money for the Spinal Research Foundation.
Supported by the South Australian Universities Alumni Committee in London and the Agent General for South Australia, the event promises a night of raucous laughter, multimedia entertainment and prizes.
Event organiser Dave Stott says the event is a great way to meet fellow members of the expat community in London, and help raise money for an important cause.
“I’ve been supportive of spinal injury research for about 16 years now, ever since I witnessed an accident right in front of me in which a teenager was paralysed,” he tells Australian Times.
“I started thinking of what I could do to fundraise, and quiz nights seemed like a natural choice.”
People can attend as a group — it is £70 for a table of 8 — or swing by solo for £10 and join in on a table with fellow expatriates.
Dave says he’s taken the concept of the quiz night, and added a twist.
“I’ve made it more fun by allowing bribes — the haggling (as to how much to pay) starts to become as much a part of the evening as the questions.”
Coopers, South Australian Wine and Vili’s Pies will be available for sale on the evening. Prizes include travel vouchers, restaurant vouchers, food hampers, and more.
Part proceeds from the evening go to the charity the Spinal Research Foundation.
The Mid-Spring Quiz Night is on Thursday 16 May 2013 from 6.30pm to 10.30pm at Australia House on the Strand.
For more information and tickets see south-aus-quiz.eventbrite.co.uk.