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Sussex Wildlife Trust team beats BBC TV eggheads to win £37,000 for charity

PUBLISHED: 13:21 04 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:49 20 February 2013

From left, Henri Brocklebank (reserve) with team members Jon Whitty, Renzo Spano, Bryan Michie, Nigel Flynn (captain) holding Elli Saunders just after the televised result

From left, Henri Brocklebank (reserve) with team members Jon Whitty, Renzo Spano, Bryan Michie, Nigel Flynn (captain) holding Elli Saunders just after the televised result

A team from Sussex Wildlife Trust has won £37,000 for the charity by beating the BBC TV eggheads.

Sussex Wildlife Trust (SWT) brain boxes have beaten the BBCs formidable quiz champions on Eggheads winning prize money of 37,000.


During the broadcast on BBC2 on Wednesday 3 March at 6pm, The Wise Owls (all members of staff at the Trust) smashed the countrys finest quiz goliaths on subjects including politics, food and drink, history and sport, presided over by newsreader Dermot Murnaghan.


Every day on Eggheads a new team of five challengers take on the resident quiz panel for the chance of winning a cash prize. Every time the Eggheads win, the prize money rolls over for the next competitors.


Team Captain and SWTs Education Manager Nigel Flynn says Its a fantastic and sizable win against the Eggheads. The team have donated all their winnings to the Trust, so we can continue our work helping to conserve the countys wonderful wildlife and habitats.


"The Eggheads were quite surprised to learn that we intended to donate all the cash to the Trust they said they thought this was the first time individuals had not kept their winnings for themselves."


More than 50 members of staff and Trust volunteers gathered in The Cricketers Pub Southwick West Sussex to watch the show on the big football screens by special arrangement with the landlord. Apart from the team members and chief executive no-one knew what the result would be.

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