Brilliant night.— Andy Hall (@Handyall) October 12, 2017
Raising funds for @ActionOldham & awareness of @andysmanclubol
Winning the quiz, priceless#itsokaytotalk pic.twitter.com/m7nNRa0NOV
Andy's Man Club Oldham banded together for a slightly slightly different cause than usual- Thursday night saw the annual Charity Wars, where local charities go head to head in a trivia quiz.
The movie quiz was held at (and sponsored by) Clough Manor in Saddleworth, and ran by Action Oldham, a 'charitable fund that supports good causes across borough with grants, so they can make a real difference to local lives.'
Having spent most of my teenage days in a darkened bedroom watching hundreds of movies and reading Total Film and Empire back issues, I was pretty well-versed. We came first place. The prize: a pair of tickets to enter the Milltown Races, a trophy and £75 in cash (which will go towards promoting Andy's Man Club).
My team mates compared me to Rain Man, from the film that, typically, I haven't seen.
A good opportunity for Andy's Man Club to gain exposure, and to encourage men to talk, leading- hopefully- to a reduction in suicide, which is the biggest killer of men under 50.
The White Hart is a lovely country pub out in the hills of leafy Lydgate. Great pork sandwiches too.