Last night at St Columba's Church in Knightsbridge we hosted the Great Brompton Quiz 2021. It was an exciting evening of brain teasers, good food and merriment.

Alan Davies hosted the quiz, which consisted of six rounds of testing trivia, perplexing pictures and complex connections written by quiz master Rich Warren. There was also a fiendishly difficult music round, in which James Bond themes were played backwards, provided by music maestro, Jeremy Limb.

It was wonderful to bring so many friends of the hospitals together in person last night. This has been the first time we have been able to hold our quiz in person since the beginning of the pandemic. An atmosphere of friendly competition filled the hall as questions were read out, Alan kept us entertained with witty quips and refreshments were consumed.

Contestants were treated to a delicious bangers and mash supper provided by Scrumdiddly Café and a raffle was held where fabulous prizes were won, including tea at The Ritz, London, a voucher from top Indian restaurant, Dishoom, product vouchers from Mr Red Fox of London, Clarins and Shakin’ Stevens entire back catalogue!

Winning best team name was "Non the Pfizer" who won a giant tin of chocolates. The quiz was won by reigning champions the Random Rovers. Well done on another great quiz victory.

Together we raised over five thousand pounds for Royal Brompton Hospital. We heard a moving story from ECMO patient Vanessa Vyapooree about how Royal Brompton Hospital saved her life when she was critically ill with Covid-19. The money raised last night will go towards helping other Royal Brompton patients like Vanessa.

A good night was had by all at the quiz. We want to say an especially big thank you to Alan Davies for his marvellous hosting. Thank you to the amazing supporters HARI’s Hair, Monica Vinader, Clarins, Venture Fulham, Dishoom, Mr Red Fox of London, Dorsett Hotel Shepherds Bush, Bisley Shooting Ground and Chelsea Football Club for donating prizes to the raffle.

Finally, thank you to everyone who came, quizzed, bought raffle tickets and made donations. Your generosity will make a big difference to heart and lung patients at Royal Brompton Hospital.