Who’s got the brains for family quiz evening?

Burniston Methodist Chapel gets ready for a family quiz evening,in aid of Urban Saints Mexico.Mum and Daughter Andrea and Ruth Smith get ready for the big night.Picture Richard Ponter. 114074
Burniston Methodist Chapel gets ready for a family quiz evening,in aid of Urban Saints Mexico.Mum and Daughter Andrea and Ruth Smith get ready for the big night.Picture Richard Ponter. 114074

FAMILIES are invited to test their wits and face the heat to help raise funds towards a Mexican house build project.

The quiz and curry night takes place at Burniston Methodist Church on Friday, 7-9pm, and features bric-a-brac and toy stall, entertainment and prizes.

Everyone is welcome to attend and tickets are available from the village Post Office or on the door, costing £5 for adults and £2 for children.

Proceeds are going towards the project, which will see teenagers and adults from Burniston Methodist Church travel to a shanty town in the Tijuana district of Mexico next Easter to re-house a family.

Under supervision they will build a two-room house from scratch with a concrete floor, plastered walls and windows to replace the family’s makeshift dwelling.

Project leader Andrea Smith said: “The teenagers are all anticipating doing the building and the hardwork involved. The quiz night will be a fun, family evening; there’ll be a variety of questions for all ages.”

The group has already hosted a Mexican Evening, a bag pack at Morrisons and monthly carwashes in their bid to raise £18,000 which will pay for travelling costs and materials.

Most recently, a separate group of students climbed Ben Nevis in support of the cause, donating £650 to the pot.