Quiz at Kingsbury High School raises £2k for Philippines Typhoon Appeal

Jayant Patel, Sarah Purtill and Nisani Gnanasoorian (pic credit: Bruce Viveash)

Jayant Patel, Sarah Purtill and Nisani Gnanasoorian (pic credit: Bruce Viveash) - Credit: Archant

A school quiz night has raised more than £2,000 for victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

Staff and students at Kingsbury High School in Princes Avenue, Kingsbury, were joined by parents and local resident at the event which included traditional dance and music performances and a raffle prize draw.

Organised by sixth form students and Sarah Purtill, KS3 Pastoral Curriculum Leader, local businesses donated a plethora of prizes which were raffled on the night.

The most sought after items included four tickets to the Saracens versus Harlequins rugby union match at Wembley Stadium, donated by Saracens; a head massage, donated by Aura Centre of Hair and Beauty and a round of golf for four people, donated by Pinner Golf Club.

A total of £2,112.15 was raised for the DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal.

Ms Purtill said: “It was amazing to see our community come together to help support the Philippines. It highlighted to us, as a school, how much we can achieve working together with our Kingsbury community. The atmosphere was one of community spirit and a realisation how together we can make a difference. Our sixth form worked tirelessly to ensure the evening was a success and it was great to see their hard work pay such dividends.”