Cullins Yard was the location of a quiz run by the Rotary Club of Dover to raise monies for an international project where club members are currently working to support Team Malawi
a family-run charity whose aims are education and the relief of poverty in Malawi. Club members are seeking to raise £3000 towards the cost of building a classroom at a primary school in Northern Malawi and have also pledged to support a woman studying to become Northern Malawi’s first female Clinical Officer. The club is raising £2000 towards her fees until she graduates and the club intends contributing also towards the cost of reading books for the primary school costing in the region of £500.
The quiz evening was so popular it was sold out long before the event with many local people participating having seen the event advertised on Social Media. A raffle was organised by Jeremy Barford, a Past President of the club, raising over £400 while the evening raised over £1100 in total towards the costs the club has pledged to raise. Guests were welcomed by Stephen Yarrow, Chairman of the International Committee of the Club, as well as by Barbara Stapleton, President. A spokesman for the club said “this popular event was hugely successful in providing a most enjoyable social evening while raising a substantial sum for the cause we are supporting”. President Barbara Stapleton thanked Jim Gleeson, proprietor of Cullins Yard, for his support of the event by making his premises available and thanked retired solicitor Peter Sherred for organizing the evening with his wife Mary and for acting as the host/quizmaster. Mary Sherred and their daughter Victoria acted as the collators and markers of the quiz for the evening.
Another event is planned for the Spring of next year which will be a barn dance in St Margarets Village Hall.