A fundraising charity in memory of Philip (Penfold) Hamilton
As Phil was a quiz lover, our fundraising activities have always included an annual quiz in tribute of him. The first Penfold Quiz was held in June 1996 and so far we have raised over £90,000 from these as well as other fundraising events. While we always make a donation to Ward D10 and Haematology Department, Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge, where 'Penfold' was treated, we also support many other local good causes.
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In 1999, Dame Norma Major accepted our invitation to become Patron of the Penfold Quiz and we are extremely pleased to have a person of such credibility and status in the community helping us with our charity work. Over the intervening years, The Penfold Quiz evolved into The Penfold Trust and Dame Norma again agreed to continue her support as Patron. The Penfold Trust became a registered charity in June 2006.
The 2017 Penfold Quiz was held on the 17th March and was won by Quizard on a tiebreak question with No Parking. Thanks to everyone's support we raised £2,085 and were able to donate £1,000 to Ward D10, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge and another £1,000 to the MAGPAS Air Ambulance, Cambridgeshire.
In 2016, the Penfold Quiz was held on the 18th March and was won by Whoops Apocalypse. The evening raised £1,928 and we donated £1,000 to Ward D10, Addenbrookes Hospital, and another £1,000 to The Carers Trust, Cambridgeshire.
The 2015 Penfold Quiz was held on the 20th March and was won by Kimono Dragons. The evening raised £2,029.40 and we donated £1,000 to Ward D10, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge; £2,000 to both MAGPAS and the St. Ives Day Care Centre.
Previously our fundraising events have included:
The Penfold Quiz
Hammy's Race Night, which was established in 2012 in memory of Penfold's brother David 'Hammy' Hamilton
Disco fever, a dance held in October at the Burgess Hall
Over the years, The Penfold Trust has been supported by many people and organisations including:
St Ives Town FC. During 2008, St Ives Town Football Club chose the Penfold Trust for their shirt logo as a way of helping promote the charity
TJ Wines. A wine tasting evening was held in November 2012 at Slepe Hall, St. Ives. During the evening £715 was rasied for the Penfold Trust. To date, Stephen and Tracy Wadsworth have donated £1380 to the Penfold Trust
Webtec. In 2007, Webtec kindly donated £200 to the Penfold Trust
Waitrose. We recieved a donation of £270 from Waitrose in 2009, through their green token scheme