THE community came together in Holsworthy recently for an evening of quizzing all in the name of a good cause.

On Saturday, May 11, dedicated volunteers from Holsworthy Community Fridge organised a fun quiz night at Chilsworthy Village Hall to raise much needed funds for this community project. The team set the questions, prepared the quiz night supper, and spent weeks bringing it all together.

Residents gathered, ready to channel their inner ‘chaser’, Egghead, and One Per Cent Club member as there was plenty to compete for and the title of ‘town quiz champion’ was on the line.

Thanks were expressed to Campbell Appleton from Davidstow Saputo Dairy UK who generously donated some delicious cheeses for the quiz supper and to Tamar Trading who supplied prizes and also came along on the night with a quiz team to support.

Robin Dobb from Tamar Trading said: “It is a pleasure to support the Holsworthy Community Fridge, Melissa and the team do a fantastic job. We had a great evening although we will need to brush up on our geography knowledge before the next one.”

Melissa Trudgill, community engagement lead at Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust, who helped to set the project up and continues to oversee the project, said: “The volunteers otherwise known as the ‘Fridge Friends’ organised the event as well as continuing to run the project day to day. This event celebrated the project being open for over a year now.

“In order to ensure this project is sustainable, we needed to raise funds to provide a contingency fund to secure the project. Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust believes in setting up and supporting projects which help not only the children who attend our Trust schools, but their families and the whole community as well.”

The fridge is firmly embedded in the community and is used on a daily basis by many local people.

The project’s aim is to save fresh surplus food from local businesses, preventing it from going to waste and redistributing it to local people. Having grown in popularity, the fridge is often left with very minimal, if any food left at the end of each day.

Melissa expressed her thanks not only to the volunteer team but also to Waitrose and Co-op for their continuing support of this project, Holsworthy Library for supplying the energy for the fridge, and Live West and Tamar Trading for contributing to the set-up costs of the project and their continued support.

Those interested in volunteering for this worthwhile project and become part of a friendly team of ‘Fridge Friends’, can contact Melissa Trudgill, community engagement lead via [email protected]