Charity quiz raises funds for ARK Christmas

ARK quiz night
ARK quiz night

A night of mind stretching quiz questions helped raise around £1,000 towards the ARK Christmas.

A gathering of 28 teams from around Horsham met for the trivia showdown at the Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane on Friday 4 October.

Hanagan’s Heroes (Shaun Moloney, Cheryl Sweeney, Simon Austin, Sue Davies, Shane Condell and Susan Goring) pictured here with Lisa Burrell, director of the ARK Horsham, triumphed on the night.

Lisa Burrell, director of the ARK Horsham, said: “It was a wonderful evening filled with so much fun and laughter. The best part is we raised much needed funds to fill the lives of others with fun and laughter this Christmas rather than having to face the day alone.

“Last year 45 members of the ARK family shared Christmas Day and Boxing Day together at the United Reformed Church in Horsham and we will be together again this year so the money raised is very welcome. A big thank you to everyone who helped and took part in the quiz.”

ARK - Achieving Recovery through the Kingdom - is a Christian charity supported and run by volunteers from local churches.

It provides a friendly, safe place to be for those seeking a way out of issues such as homelessness, addiction and poverty.

ARK provides one-to-one support to help people address problems preventing them from leading a full life.

ARK helps with housing and benefit applications, mental health appointments, probation, substance intervention and seeks to find education, training and employment opportunities.

ARK also provides a hot meal on a Monday and Thursday at the United Reform Church and engages with recipients of food parcels at the URC on a Tuesday evening.

If anyone is interested in supporting the ARK at Christmas then email us at or make a donation via JustGiving