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RAMH quiz raises £10,500 for local mental health services

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A special anniversary dinner and quiz for local mental health charity RAMH has raised £10,500.

The recent event, celebrating 25 years of services, had teams from across Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire competing to be quiz champions. Linstone Housing Association, based in Linwood, came out on top.

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The quiz had 8 rounds including Scotland, Food and Drink, TV and Film, and Sport, and was hosted by BBC Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip auctioneer Natasha Raskin.

Guest round hosts included George Adam MSP, Professor Paul Martin and Renfrewshire Provost Anne Hall. Among other brainteasers, guests had to identify iconic album covers, song introductions, a mystery spice and a malt whisky.

The dinner was sponsored by UWS, and the prosecco reception was provided by Pro-Life Fitness Centre.

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University of the West of Scotland Depute Principal, Professor Paul Martin said: “The University has a long-standing relationship with RAMH and is proud to support them in their 25th anniversary year. Their work in providing advice and education to promote understanding across a range of mental health topics is exemplary; their services make a huge impression on the lives of individuals and their families.  We look forward to ourcontinued collaboration to benefit our local communities.”

Chief Executive Stephen McLellan said: Chief Executive Stephen McLellan said: we’re delighted that so many RAMH supporters attended our anniversary dinner and quiz event, to mark 25 years of service provision. It’s fabulous to have raised £10,000 which will help us continue to develop mental health services in Renfrewshire and beyond. I’d like to give thanks to our sponsors UWS, Pro-Life Fitness Centre for the reception, our quiz writer Gerry Grant, to the volunteers involved in the preparation and on the night, and most especially to everyone who attended and supported us so generously.”

RAMH is celebrating 25 years of providing services in the local area and needs your help to reach a £25,000 fundraising target before the end of the year. To make a donation go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/ and search for RAMH. To get involved contact 0141 847 8900 or enquiries@ramh.org for a free fundraising pack.