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 nearly £100,000 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.
Our 25th Quiz: 13th March 202013th March 2020
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 2020 Penfold Quiz will by our 25th and final Quiz. This will be held on Friday 13th March.
The journey we have had with the Penfold Quiz has been a great experience and, in a way, very enjoyable. To lose two of your friends at such a young age was hard in itself. The idea of a quiz was to remember them and we have done that. We originally set out to have just one quiz but it was such a success that we just carried on. With the loss Of Philip (Penfold) was sad in itself and then later David. We have kept their memory going for 24 years. As some of the committee have now moved away, it just seemed the right time to call it a day on the 25th anniversary. With the costs of the Burgess Hall, printing and the difficulty getting raffle prizes, coupled with a downfall in the number of teams over the last few years, we thought that after 25 years, now would be the right time.
The 2019 Penfold Quiz was held on the 15th March and was won by Wasted Nuns on a tiebreak with Lemon Drop Kids. Nil Points came third. We raised £1,785.00 during the evening and will donate £500 to Ward D10 Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge and a further £1,000.00 to Carla Delft for essential modifications to her sons wheelchair and also help provide a sensory room.
The 2018 Penfold Quiz was held on the 16th March and was won by No Parking on a tiebreak question with Lemon Drop Kids. We raised £1,860.00 during the evening and again donated £1,000 to Ward D10 Addenbrookes hospital Cambridge and also £1,000.00 to the Macmillan Woodlands Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Thank you to everyone for your support.
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.
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 raised 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 received a donation of £270 from Waitrose in 2009, through their green token scheme