Legendary Born Free actress Virginia McKenna OBE and son Will Travers OBE, President of Born Free Foundation, were guests of honour at a charity pub quiz hosted by Councillor David Mir, Chairman of Mole Valley District Council.
Quizzers, including mayors and chairmen from across Surrey, gathered at The Plough in Coldharbour, on Friday 27th January for the event, held in aid of Horsham-based international wildlife charity, Born Free Foundation.
Teams of six were treated to drinks and a delicious buffet, before quizmaster Will took to the mic to pose the questions – many of which had a wildlife theme. Following ‘fierce’ rivalry, it was declared the winning team had beaten their nearest rivals by just one point!
The evening also featured a raffle with some great prizes, which was drawn by Virginia McKenna – herself a Coldharbour resident. All proceeds from the event went to the Chairman’s charity fund, which has this year chosen to support Born Free’s conservation and animal protection work in the UK and around the world.
Will said: “What a special night! Not only did everyone have an excellent time, we also raised an incredible £800 for Born Free, adding to money already raised through the Chairman’s charity fund during the 2016/17 term. Virginia McKenna, myself and everyone at Born Free are very grateful to those who came along to support this event - and we thank the team at The Plough, and of course Councillor Mir and his colleagues for their generous support.”