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Quiz ‘n’ chips night raises over £1,000

Written by  Hayley Gerrard
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Quiz ‘n’ chips night raises over £1,000

On Friday 24th October,  over 75 people making up 11 teams took part in a quiz 'n' chips fundraising evening in aid of the SOS Bus and OPEN Youth Trust and raised over £1,000. 

The SOS Bus was set up in 2001, following the death of two teenagers on Riverside and has been helping anyone who may need their services since then.

The SOS Bus is made up mainly of volunteers who give up their free time every Friday and Saturday night from 9.00pm – 3.00am, come rain or shine and since 2001 have helped 1000s of people and saved 100's of lives.  A multi-agency initiative the SOS Bus is a first point of contact for those whose well-being is threatened by either their inability to get home, because of illness or injury, emotional distress or other vulnerability.  

On the back of the success of the SOS Bus, the OPEN Youth Trust was established in 2005 with the aim of providing opportunities that make a positive difference the lives of young people in Norfolk.  In the last two years alone over 4000 children and young people have taken part in various different youth provision on offer including dance, drama and climbing.

Jenny Smith, SOSBus Co-ordinator said: "We are absolutely delighted with the amount raised at this event, I'm also really pleased that the winning team on the night was the 'Big Yellow Bus' which was made up of volunteers from the SOS Bus".

Michaela Rudling, aged 17, one of the young people for whom the OPEN Youth Trust has made a difference to her life said: "Fundraising and awareness events like this means that more young people like myself will benefit from the support available.  Due to  the opportunities that OPEN has provided for me I now have better control of my anxiety and stress levels.  My confidence and self-esteem have increased and I am now able go to college, something, which I never thought would be possible before I came to OPEN."

On the back of the success of this event another Fry'day fun'raising Quiz 'n' Chips night is planned for April 2015.  

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