THE father of a hero marine is urging people to take part in a fun quiz that will provide an exciting end to a fundraising day.
Robin Hollington has organised a quiz that will round off Heroes Day on Friday, October 21, and aims to raise thousands of pounds for the Royal British Legion.
Anyone can take part in the quiz at their favourite pub, club or even at home with a group of friends.
His plea comes as more than 100 organisations, schools, and businesses from across the region and beyond have signed up to take part in Heroes Day.
People of all ages will pay £1 each and dress up as their personal hero on the day, which has been set up in memory of Royal Marine Richard Hollington, who went to Purbrook Park School and tragically lost his life after a bomb blast in Afghanistan.
The day aims to raise thousands of pounds for Help for Heroes.
Mr Hollington, from Petersfield, said that in the 10 days since The News covered the launch of Heroes Day interest and registrations had gone crazy.
‘We even have promises to take part in 2012,’ he said.
‘About 100 organisations, large and small, have registered, this equates to about 12,500 people.
‘We are equally delighted that registrations are starting to come in for Heroes Quiz that takes place that evening.’
Among the organisations joining the list are Havant Borough Council and East Hampshire District Council.
Ken Smith, the Mayor of Havant, said: ‘As the first citizen of Havant I want to support this incredibly worthwhile and imaginative event, which will identify and highlight people that have made a real difference in our community.
‘My personal heroes are the crew and medics that serve for one of my chosen charities, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
‘The hard work and dedication of an Air Ambulance Crew saved our younger son’s life after he was involved in a serious road accident.
‘Councillors and officers will take part in the fundraising and will dress up as their personal heroes for the day.’
To take part in Heroes Day, register at heroesday.org.uk.
To take part in the quiz visit heroesquiz.org.uk.
There is a registration fee of £10 which will go to the Royal British Legion.
People will be able to download the quiz from 7pm on October 21.