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Annual Wine and Wisdom Event 3rd September 2019

The CICM Kent Branch held its annual Wine and Wisdom Quiz at the Faversham Assembly Hall in September.

This is the Branch’s opportunity to raise funds for local Kent based charities, where the winning team chooses which charity will benefit from the fund raising. So popular has this event become, that we needed to buy a new shield to fit the winner’s name on.

Last year’s reigning champions were again there to defend the Challenge Shield won in 2018, against seven other teams drawn from a wide range of Kent businesses.

In a fraught and intense neck and neck battle between three teams throughout the eight rounds, the eventual winners came up on the rails and romped home by impressively naming “I Love You” in 37 out of 50 different languages in the last round – helped undoubtedly by half their team being multilingual!   Note to Quiz Master:  Don’t make it so easy next year.

Congratulations to our winners – The Debt Collectors of Kent – who are from international debt collection agency Credit Limits International, who have been great supporters of the Kent Branch for many years.

The chosen charity was The Harmony Therapy Trust who will pay for professional therapist to help people in Kent who are seriously ill, whether because of chronic illness, cancer or into recovery by bridging the gap between invasive medical treatment and the road to well-being and in many cases recovery.  A worthy cause.

The Harmony Therapy Trust received the £605 proceeds from the night; the participants had a jolly good time; and we raised the profile of the Kent Branch.  So, a win, win, win situation.  Well done to everyone and see you next year.  Better start swotting now…….

The Debt Collectors of Kent being presented with the Shield by Tracey Westell, MCICM, Branch Secretary

Simon Paterson


CICM Kent Branch