Rennie Grove’s annual Question of Sport event made a spectacular return to Sopwell House in St Albans, Hertfordshire, on Thursday, April 28. After an enforced year off due to COVID-19 restrictions, 250 guests gave generously and raised a record total of almost £80,000.
Backed by headline sponsors and national property consultancy, Aitchison Raffety, the popular event attracted corporate supporters from businesses across Herts and Bucks. Guests took part in a sports quiz hosted by Sky sports reporter Geoff Shreeves, and played a red or green penalty game to raise funds. They tried their luck in the raffle, which boasted 76 prizes donated by local businesses, and bid generously and enthusiastically in both the main and silent auctions.
A sports theme ran through the auction lots, with a signed framed Pele shirt, a football signed by the Manchester United squad, and signed rugby prints up for grabs in the silent auction. The main auction offered exciting sports-themed opportunities, including Wimbledon tickets for centre court, as well as some relaxing and adrenalin-fuelled experiences such as a helicopter flight and a week in a villa in Marbella – all generously donated by Rennie Grove supporters, local businesses and their owners or directors.