Yvonne has been a dedicated fundraiser for RNLI... no question!
For the past 20 years Yvonne Bale from Thurso has been arranging quiz nights on behalf of Thurso RNLI throughout the winter months. She held the first one in October 1999 to run in conjunction with a cheese and wine night and was told it would never last.
Since then Yvonne, with the help of Thurso RNLI committee members, has arranged quiz nights every second Thursday in a number of locations in the town, also holding a raffle during the break. Up to 15 different teams have taken part each quiz night and Yvonne, with the help of 10 pub quiz books, has set the questions – and reckons the same question has never been asked twice. Over the 20 years 19,200 questions have asked.
Her husband and the new chairman of the Thurso RNLI committee, Pierre Bale, has been the question master at almost every quiz.
The last-ever quiz night was held in the town's Royal British Legion last Thursday when Yvonne announced that over the last 20 years the quiz nights had raised a total of £37,700 for the RNLI.
As a thank-you the winning team presented Yvonne and Pierre with some gifts. RNLI representatives Dougie Munro and Andy Pearson presented the quiz teams with their prizes.