Who doesn’t love a pub quiz? The perfect way to socialise, show people how clever you are and maybe even win a prize. And a good excuse to get out the library too. The other great thing about a pub quiz is that it’s an excellent way to raise money for charity.
With that in mind, two of UoD’s biggest and most established academic societies, Dundee University Business Society (DUBS) and Dundee University Law Society (DULS), have joined forces in order to raise money for CLIC Sargent.
CLIC Sargent was formed in 2005 and is a major charity in the UK that supports young people and their families going through cancer treatment. Every day, young people are diagnosed with cancer and so we decided to target our efforts and support a charity “close to home” that helps people our age and younger to beat the disease.
Over the course of a few weeks, we planned and brought together a pub quiz to remember, which included everything from cute baby photos of committee members to fierce competition between the Business and Law committees. We also received some excellent raffle prizes donated from local businesses, including food vouchers from the likes of Nando’s and Tail End fish shop, onesies from Liquid nightclub (highly sought after) and ice hockey tickets from Dundee Stars. After 6 rounds of comedy and competition we declared the winners and drew the raffle.
The following day, after a night out to celebrate what had been such a successful event, we counted the money raised from the quiz, raffle and even from generous donations and got a total of £503.76! We are so pleased to have raised over £500 so far and already can’t wait for more fundraising events next semester!