£1000 Raised for Project SEARCH by Stonehaven Superquizzers...

The Stonehaven Superquiz was held in the town hall on Friday, April 3, and raised £1000 for Project SEARCH.

This year the teams at the town hall were competing to get their names on the Hilary Pearson Trophy for Quizzers Past and Present. The trophy was bought by the regular Wednesday quizzers at the Belvedere Hotel in memory of Hilary Pearson, regular at the quiz nights, who sadly passed away suddenly last year. The quiz was won by the Murry Maffia and their spokesperson, Linda Johnstone, promptly handed back the cash prize to go into the funds raised for Project SEARCH.

Project SEARCH is a collaborative project between the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen-based charity Inspire and North East Scotland College. The three partners were selected to carry out the project by the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (SCLD) which oversees the initiative in Scotland. The programme is also supported by Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council who have funded some of the programme’s resources.

Each one-year programme takes 12 young people with a learning disability (interns) and registers them as students with North East Scotland College. They spend a month in a classroom environment, before embarking on a rotation of three work placements in various roles and departments within the University.

Following the completion of the first course, all of the 12 interns have secured employment, with two of the Interns being appointed to posts within the University.

Quiz master Martin Kasprowicz said “The Superquiz was another rip-roaring success and everyone who took part was so generous on the night. We are now looking forward to next year to see who else can get their names on the trophy.”

If you would like your organisation to be the beneficiaries of the Superquiz please contact Martin on 01569 766151.