Sporting heroes test at charity night

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 March 2015

David Prout and Cressida Slater

David Prout and Cressida Slater


SPORTING greats from the area will take part in a fundraising quiz in Portishead later this month.

Following the format of popular television show A Question of Sport, team members including Bristol City legend Scott Murray, Bristol Rugby and Argentina international Mariano Sambucetti, windsurfing world champion Zara Davis and rising motorsport star Ashley Crossey will put their knowledge to the test to raise money for Bristol’s hospitals.

The question master for the evening will be Jack FM’s popular breakfast show host, Ian ‘Downsy’ Downs, and there will also be an opportunity to get involved by bidding to be a team captain alongside Scott or Mariano.

The event has been organised by Portishead couple David Prout and Cressida Slater who are set to cycle 430km from Bristol to Paris in May in an effort to raise £3,000 for Above and Beyond, a Bristol-based charity aiming to provide a cystic fibrosis treatment room in the city.

David said: “It’s something really different for the area and is a rare opportunity to see our local sporting heroes together and taking part in an evening of entertainment.”

Doors to the school in Saint Marys Road will open at 7pm, with the quiz getting underway at 8pm.

General tickets, priced at £5, are available from Morgan Westley in High Street, Portishead, 
or from the event’s Facebook page at

For more information visit or call David on 07854 795225.

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