Sounding Out Perthshire’s Legal Talent
Published on 15 March 2016
Seventeen teams representing Perthshire Solicitors Property Centre have raised over £500 for Hospital Radio Perth during their annual quiz.
For the 15th year running, solicitors, estate agents, surveyors and the PSPC ladies themselves once again had a fantastic night competing on a host of general knowledge topics at the Salutation Hotel in Perth.
The annual quiz has so far raised almost £9,000 for the charity, based in Perth Royal Infirmary.
The winning team was Miller Hendry, with Neil Whittet’s team coming second. The hosts, PSPC, were delighted to come third.
John Watson, Chairman of Hospital Radio Perth and quiz-master said, “It was another fabulous night and once again the competitors dug deep to support us – not just in entry fees and buying raffle tickets – but–in supplying most of the raffle prizes too!
“As always there were one or two questions that stumped nearly everyone. Who knew that the person who had recorded more than Elvis and the Beatles combined and had a top 20 hit in the 50s was Sir Jimmy Shand? Who knew that the capital of Portugal from 1808 to 1821 was Rio De Janeiro? Well in both instances two of the teams did! We really must thank all the competitors and particularly the support we get from the team at PSPC. The money will go towards replacing our commentary equipment at McDiarmid Park. The current equipment has been in use for over 25 years and not surprisingly is on its last legs!”
Anne Begg, PSPC Manager added, “The annual Hospital Radio quiz is always a brilliant night and also one of Perth’s most successful fundraising events. With lots of raffle prizes donated and a really healthy turnout of competitors this year, it’s always encouraging to see our member firms coming together on the night to raise funds for a local charity which makes such a difference to those spending time in hospital. It was also fantastic for us to come third, a nice change from the usual booby prize!”
The PSPC quiz funds will help keep the award-winning station broadcasting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to the patients of Perth Royal Infirmary. Hospital Radio Perth, which is supported by a team of 35 volunteers, has been hailed the top hospital radio station in the UK four times in 20 years, more than any other of the 230 UK stations.
For more information or to listen in, visit www.hrperth.co.uk.