Charity quiz night in Peterborough raises over £800 for the National Literacy Trust’s work in the city

13 Sep 2018

Several Peterborough businesses attended a charity quiz on Thursday 13 September at Argo Lounge to support the National Literacy Trust. 35 supporters came together to raise over £820 for the charity, which works with local schools and communities through its Peterborough Hub to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life.

There were seven rounds in the quiz, with subjects including general knowledge, music, spelling and local Peterborough knowledge. Attendees could also take part in a raffle, with prizes including wine, goody bags and chocolates. The winning team was ‘Bald Winners’ from Rawlinson Accountants.

The National Literacy Trust Hub in Peterborough is known locally as Peterborough Reads. The charity’s work supports the Vision for Reading in Peterborough, an approach launched by Peterborough City Council, Vivacity and the National Literacy Trust in January to ensure that every child in the city enjoys reading and can read well.

Darranda Rowswell, Head of Development at the National Literacy Trust, said:

“We were delighted with the support for our inaugural quiz night in Peterborough! There was an incredible atmosphere, we raised awareness of our important work in the city, and the evening generated a fantastic £821 to support more local children. If any other local businesses would like to support our work and champion literacy in Peterborough, we’d love to hear from you.”

Interested businesses can contact Darranda at

Peterborough Reads is also looking for Reading Buddies to support reading at Peterborough schools. No previous experience is required and full training is provided, with the next training session happening on Tuesday 13 November. To find out more about becoming a Reading Buddy, email Sally Atkinson, National Literacy Trust Hub Manager, on