Quiz, Chips & Mushy Peas

News Release

3rd October 2013

Charitable PR firm Shooting Star PR is inviting teams of would-be eggheads to put their general knowledge to the test over a plate of fish and chips. 

The Lincoln-based consultancy is organising a pub quiz with a difference at award-winning restaurant Burton Road Chippy next month.  

Every year Shooting Star PR offers its services free to a charity that may otherwise not be able to afford them.  

This year’s chosen charity, the Ally Cadence Trust, offers help and support to families living with the effects of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a rare genetic muscle wasting disorder that affects around 1 in 6,500 children.

The fish and chips quiz will take place on Monday 11th November 2013 and all proceeds will go to the charity.

“Charities make a real difference to people’s lives and often don’t have any budget for a PR consultancy to help promote the services they offer and the good work they do in our communities,” said Jez Ashberry, Director of Shooting Star PR.

The event is open to teams of four and tickets, priced at £15, include a meal of haddock, chips, mushy peas and bread and butter. There will be a prize for the winning team and a raffle to help raise even more money on the night.

If you are unable to put together a team of four you can still enter and be teamed up with other quiz buffs on the night.

To book your tickets email hello@shootingstar-pr.co.uk or call 01522 528540.


Notes to Editors:

About Ally Cadence Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy:

  • The trust was set up in March 2009 by Karl and Emma Humphries in memory of their daughter Ally Cadence. It became a registered charity in December 2009
  • Visit http://www.actsma.co.uk/  for more on the charity and www.allycadence.co.uk/ for the full story
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a genetic disorder that affects nerve cells so that muscles can't be used and become wasted, or atrophied. The nerve cells become damaged, breaking the link between the brain and the muscles. As a result, the muscles can't be used and waste away. This can lead to problems with breathing as well motor activities such as crawling, walking, feeding and head control.

About Shooting Star PR:

  • Shooting Star PR was founded in 2006 by Kate Strawson and Jez Ashberry and became incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 2007.
  • Based in Lincoln, Shooting Star PR works for local and national public and private sector clients across a wide range of sectors including education, leisure and tourism, property, retail, finance, manufacturing and construction.
  • Charities in previous years have included Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, STRUT in the Community, Lincoln Women’s Aid and Candles.

Jez Ashberry
Shooting Star PR
01522 528540
t: @jezashberry


About Us

Shooting Star PR is a media-focused agency set up in 2006 by former journalists Kate Strawson and Jez Ashberry. Since 2006 the agency has worked for more than 100 clients ranging from SMEs to large corporations and public sector bodies. Shooting Star PR has particular expertise in PR for property and construction, manufacturing, packaging, hotels, leisure and tourism, education and early years.



Quick facts

Shooting Star PR's charity quiz will take place at Burton Road Chippy on Monday 11th November.
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Money raised will go directly to Shooting Star PR's adopted charity, the Ally Cadence Trust, who provide support for families living with the effects of Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
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Teams of four will compete for prizes and tickets are priced at £15 which includes a meal of fish, chips, bread and butter and mushy peas.
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Charities make a real difference to people’s lives and often don’t have any budget for a PR consultancy to help promote the services they offer and the good work they do in our communities
Jez Ashberry