Farnborough Lions October 2023 Quiz Night 

The second Farnborough Quiz Night of 2023 took place in October and proved to be a special event for one particular reason. Following the success of Farnborough Lions Prostate Cancer Screening Session in September this quiz night was dedicated to raising funds to hold another prostate cancer testing session in September 2024.

Nationally this cancer effects 1 in 8 men over the age of 50 with 1 in 4 men of colour over the age of 45 at risk of getting it. That adds up to 52.000 men in Britain being diagnosed every year - making 143 every day. 244 local men had free PSA blood tests in the last session resulting in 10 receiving a 'red letter' indicating they should seek medical attention as a matter of urgency. A further 5 received an 'amber letter' indicating their PSA levels are higher than normal and should consult their doctor.

This session has saved the lives of up to 35 men within our community. 

Click here to view the final scores

The 16 quiz teams taking part supported this event with tremendous generosity enabling the Lions to make a profit of £584 on the night. 

The participating teams answered questions on diverse subjects such as 'Halloween', 'Angels', 'US History' and 'Minima'. After the break, they continued with 'TV Catchphrases', 'Cockney Rhyming Slang', 'Happy Families' and 'Inventors and Inventions'.

The final result was nail biting during the final 2 rounds with 'Friends Reunited' stretching their lead to win with 77 points. 'The Vikings' came in second with 73 points and 'Area 51' were third with 71.5 points. To see all the team results click the finals scores table above.

Our sincere thanks go to Morrisons at Southwood for donating raffle prizes. We would also like to thank the people of Farnborough for their outstanding generosity in helping us raise over £584 to help fund free prostate cancer blood tests for local men next year. 

REaffle prizes line up ready to be won
Raffle prizes line up ready to be won

Farnborough teams prepare for the quix night fun
Farnborough teams prepare for the quiz night fun
The victorious Friends Reunited team pictured at the prizegiving
The victorious Friends Reunited team pictured at the prizegiving