Movie quiz fever hit Sherburn High last week with over a hundred people helping to boost funds for a tot from the village.
A Level Business Studies students had to organise an event for their final coursework grade and Rosie Crossley, Connor Booth, Lucy Town, Megan Coe and Lewis Kelly chose to host the event, including a raffle with quality prizes and bingo.
A school spokesman said; “With only a few weeks and no outside help to organise, it looked to be a challenging event, but this didn’t faze the organisers and the night went ahead without a hitch.
“The quiz had something for everyone with a great combination of general knowledge, geography and history, music, movie music and sport, with business teacher George Childs re-visiting his previous role of bingo caller.
“Twenty pizzas, ten bags of chips and a raffle later, they raised a whopping £1569, £869 of that being raised on the night and a hugely generous donation of £700 made by Kim Bettany of Bettany School of Dance.”
The money raised is for the Sophie Michelle Fund, a little girl from Sherburn who is need of sight restoring surgery in China.
The spokesman added: “It was a brilliant night, enjoyed by all that attended; a benchmark has now been set for future events.
Our many thanks go to local businesses for their donation of prizes: Starkeys Butchers, The Ash Tree Inn, Crusties, Haribo, Dintingdales Restaurant and Golf course, Edward Charles, Spilt Second, Choulers of Sherburn, Juction 32, Liverpool FC, Featherstone Rovers, The Red Bear and many more individual donations.
Rosie Crossley added: “It was a massive surprise how much we raised, our team worked so well together, it was such an enjoyable event.”
Connor Booth said: “It was a very successful night, I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did”