The Sandy Wilson Quiz
An opportunity for youngsters in Torry to raise funds for their clubs
Sandy Wilson Quiz
The second Sandy Wilson Quiz took place in the Old Torry Community Centre on Thursday 16 March.
Building on the success of the inaugural quiz in 2016 St Fittick members were privileged to host a group of over 30 youngsters representing eight youth organisations based in the Torry area. Once again it was a pleasure to spend the evening in the company of such enthusiastic and fun-loving kids who all did their clubs and community proud.
Sandy Wilson (of the William Wilson Plumber merchants) was a long standing member of St Fittick. Sandy died in November 2008 and although his health was failing his death was unexpected. Before his death he had spoken to his family about leaving a legacy in his will for the Rotary club to use for the benefit of youngsters. He didn't have time to do this before he died but his family decided to fulfil his wishes by creating the trust and asking the St Fittick Club to manage the project.
Sandy was interested in many sports and was a keen golfer and curler – as well as being a Dons fan. He also liked to help youngsters make their way in life. The Club was keen that the project set up in his name was in line with Sandy’s interests.
The Sandy Wilson Quiz is a general knowledge quiz open, free of charge, to youth organisations based in the Torry area of the city. All the participants are aged under18.
The teams taking part in 2017 were:
The Torry Squad
The Torry Titans (representing the Torry Community Council)
30th Company Aberdeen Girl Guides
The Torry Academy Girls Education Group
The Leading Lights
The Sacred Heart Church Torry Youth Club
The 20th Company Boys Brigade
The 22nd Company Girls Brigade
The Torry Academy Creative Writing Group
It is a quiz with a difference and the participants enthusiastically took the opportunity to gain additional points for their teams by demonstrating their singing and dancing skills - as well as their knowlege, of course.
A good time was had by all.
In a closely fought competition throughout The Leading Lights came out the overall winners edging out the team from the 30th Company Aberdeen Guides.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM.
The more serious side of the evening resulted in all the teams going home with cheques for their organisations ranging in value of between £200 to nearly £400.
Well done to them all.
On behalf of St Fittick Rotary Club, thank you to everyone involved for making this such a successful and enjoyable first quiz.
Here's to next year.