Latest Big Quiz raises £5,000 for prostate charity

THE Big Quiz helped raise more than £5,000 for Prostate Scotland – and celebrated the memory of former Gala and Scotland rugby star Duncan Paterson.

It means almost £10,000 has been realised for the charity from the Big Quiz in the last two years, following the death of Paterson in December 2009.

The winners on the night at Galashiels Volunteer Hall were Lawrence MacPherson, Derek Forsyth and David Lindsay, who beat off 50 other teams. A raffle and auction included a Scotland World Cup top donated by Duncan’s nephew Chris Paterson which was bought for more than £300, while among the other gifts were a series of golf trips to some of the country’s top courses.

Duncan’s daughter Lucy McAneny, who organised the fundraiser, said: “It was a great night and I just have to thank everyone who attended, all my family and friends for their help and anyone who contributed or donated to the event.”