Special Friday 13th Charity Quiz Night in Cooksbridge
Join us at our fantastic Charity Quiz Night in Cooksbridge on Friday 13th October in aid of The Bevern Trust and help give people with profound disabilities the opportunity to live life in abundance.
Date: Friday 13th October 2017
With a great range of questions to suit everyone, you and your friends will be part of a fun Friday 13th Charity Quiz Night with a cash bar and we’ve even included a Ploughman’s supper! Beechwood Hall in Cooksbridge is only 2.5 from Lewes, 5 miles from Chailey and 10 miles from Brighton with easy access from Cooksbridsge train station nearby.
Did you know?
The fear of the number 13 has been given a scientific name: “triskaidekaphobia“; and an analogy to this the fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia, from the Greek word Paraskeví.
Many think that the reason for the number 13’s bad luck comes from the Bible. Judas, who betrayed Jesus, is thought to have been the 13th guest to sit down to the Last Supper.
Even today, it’s considered unlucky to have 13 people sitting at a dinner table, and some people pop a teddy bear in a seat to make the number of guests up to 14!
In Norse mythology, a dinner party of the gods was ruined by the 13th guest called Loki, who caused the world to be plunged into darkness.
It seems the superstition has stuck. Some hotels will have no room 13, while a lot of tall buildings “don’t have” a 13th floor, jumping straight from 12 to 14, and some airlines refuse to have a row 13 in their planes too.
But the combination of Friday and the number 13 as a day of particularly bad luck seems to be a relatively recent tradition – perhaps only about 100 years old.
However, we are going to defy superstition and make Friday 13th October a lucky quiz night and raise vital funds for The Bevern Trust!
Supporting our events like the Charity Quiz Night organised by Bevern Friends can allow us to give people at Bevern View with profound disabilities the life experiences and everyday joys like music and art, or even a visit to see a film at the cinema, which many of us might take for granted. Your support will help us to continue to provide life fulfilling activities, and educational and sensory programs at our home, Bevern View.
As a Sussex disability charity organizations we need to raise at least £12,000 each month. If you’re not a quiz person but would still like to support us, you can donate by clicking here. Thank you for your support.