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Virtual quirky quiz to raise funds for charity

Posted onPosted on 15th Sep

A charity that helps people with learning disabilities is holding a second unusual fundraiser.

Reach Learning Disability’s Flower Pod Virtual Quirky Quiz is returning after a successful first event in May.

The second quiz will be held on 23rd October at 7pm.

The family-friendly quiz will be hosted live via Zoom so anyone can join in wherever they are — from their front rooms, a holiday cottage, or caravan by the sea.

A spokesman for the charity said: “With surprise rounds at the last quiz, such as ‘Guess What’s In My Sandwich and ‘Name That Animal Noise’, it’s sure to be as quirky as ever.”

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Tickets cost £10 per household, with money raised enabling Reach Learning Disability — which has bases in Newark, Southwell and Mansfield — to continue its work supporting local people with learning disabilities and their family carers to stay well and connected.

To find out more about Reach and the work it has been doing in recent months, visit where you can watch a short video and hear stories from clients, families and volunteers.

Reach Learning Disability began life as the Southwell Care Project in 1999. It was set up by family carers of people with learning disabilities because they were worried about the lack of local support and services in Southwell.

Before coronavirus lockdown Reach supported 215 people with learning disabilities through its centres in Southwell, Newark and Mansfield, including its horticultural social enterprise Flower Pod and the Reach Cafe in Balderton.

It also supported a further 200 people a year across the county through outreach courses.

Since lockdown Reach has gone virtual, with a carefully thought out plan to move to a blended service, including both face-to-face activities and virtual services.

Reach’s vision is of a community where people with learning disabilities can make a good future for themselves, a safe, healthy and happy life filled with purpose, achievement, opportunity and friendship.

To accomplish this, Reach brings together the support of people in our community and the imagination, skills, commitment and compassion of its team.

They offer courses, activities and, in normal times, social events and holidays facilitated by expert staff to enable clients to learn new skills and contribute to local life.

Since closure in March due to the coronavirus, Reach has providing trained care support workers in people’s homes, practical help with getting provisions and staying safe, help to stay connected through online and telephone support, and accessible online learning.

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