Despite forecasts of the prospect of significant amounts of snow falling in and around the West Midlands, 30 of the 41 teams booked into the Kinver Rotary Club Children in Need Quiz made their way to the Edward Marsh Centre for the annual event.

As most of those unable to attend donated their entry fees to the charity, the evening once again raised more than £1,000.

BBC RADIO 2 senior newsreader and “Voice of the Balls” Alan Dedicoat, who travelled from London for the event, praised all who had turned out for what is the largest of a series of quizzes he conducts round the country in aid of the popular charity.

Rotary President John Brown, also thanked those who had made the journey, especially contestants who travelled from Bristol and Tenbury Wells, and presented a case of wine to Alan Dedicoat, who has consistently refused any form of recompense for the time he puts into compiling the quizzes and costs of travel to Kinver.

Mr Brown said a bottle a year was small reward for the 12 times he had given the Rotary Club of Kinver to stage what is one of its most popular annual events.

The quiz took place just a week after the massive snow falls that hit the region forced the cancellation of the club’s annual New Year party for Kinver senior citizens. This has been rescheduled for Friday April 12.