Mayor is just crazee for Noddy's fundraising quiz

Last updated: 06/10/2011 11:51:26

Noddy Holder

Slade frontman Noddy Holder will turn quizmaster later this month when he invites people to pit their musical wits against each other in a fundraising quiz on behalf of the Mayor of Walsall.

The Mayor's charity quiz, hosted by Noddy, is being staged at Walsall Town Hall on Friday 21 October 2011.

And anyone thinking of cheating better watch out.

"I know all the tricks and I'll have my spies out on the night catching anyone who tries to use their mobile phones to look up the answers," warns Noddy.

"I'll make any cheaters pay a fine to the Mayor's charity appeal - they have been warned!"

Noddy hosted a similar event last year for Walsall Hospice and said he was looking forward to taking over the town hall this month.

"I always say I'm going home when I'm heading back to the West Midlands and Walsall is obviously special to me," said Noddy who was brought up on the Beechdale Estate.

"I'm really looking forward to it, it should be a good night.

"I set all the questions myself and it's a music quiz featuring a cross section of music from all over the decades. I know most of the answers without looking them up especially after being on the radio for nearly 20 years."

"People will obviously be competitive - there might even be a few rows - but we want everyone to have a great time and help the Mayor's charities which are all about children."

As well as the quiz there will be a charity auction running through the night and Noddy has personally donated something that will appeal to fans of a certain soap.

"I've got a drawing of Rovers Return landladies signed by Jean Alexander and Liz Dawn so it's a real treat for anyone who loves Coronation Street," he said.

"There's loads of other lots too so we're looking forward to packing out the town hall."

The quiz is open to teams of four and costs just £12.50 per person to include a meal (£50 per table of four).

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.45pm start and the evening is due to finish around 11pm.

The Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Garry Perry, added: "The Mayoress and I are thrilled that Noddy is going to do this musical quiz for the charity appeal.

"To have one of Walsall's most famous sons back home helping us to improve the lives of future generations is incredible and we can't wait for the big night."

For details of how to register a team please contact the Mayor's Office on 01922 652072.

The Mayor's Charity Appeal is for The Creating Chances Trust, The Swing and PROUD (Parents Relatives and Others Understanding Down's Syndrome)

The Creating Chances Trust is a partnership between the four Black Country authorities and has been set up to support the education and training of children in care and leaving care.

The Swing improves the futures of bereaved children and young people and was established by Walsall bereavement Support Service.

PROUD is a parent-led Down's Syndrome support group that encourages individuals with this condition to lead full and rewarding lives and raises awareness.