The Mayor of the City of Derby, Councillor John Whitby, is due to host a charity quiz night in the historic surroundings of the Silk Mill Museum this weekend.

The near sell-out event will challenge over 150 guests with some fiendishly tricky trivia, set by Derby’s First Citizen himself.

Councillor Whitby said:

“It’s set to be a great night and it’s guaranteed to raise lots of money for my fantastic charities. We’ve set the bar quite high with the quiz, so we’re hoping our guests are up to the challenge.”

The Mayor added:

“The evening wouldn’t be possible without the support of our partners and sponsors.

“Donations from Derby Homes’ contractors Arcus Consulting, Prism Medical UK, SPS Envirowall, Stannah Lift Services, Valliant Group and Matthews & Tannert have meant that every penny from ticket sales will go straight into my charity fund and help us reach our ambitious £25,000 target for the year.

“Special thanks goes to the Derby Museums Trust, who have been incredibly supportive in helping to plan the event; Duncan Hogg from Town Street Fish Bar in Duffield, who will be providing food on the night, and to Marketing Derby bondholders, who’ve donated some terrific prizes for the raffle.”

Only a handful of tickets are left and can be purchased for £12, which includes fish and chips.

The Mayor’s chosen charities for 2017/18 are Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre, Safe and Sound, Children First Derby, the British Red Cross and the Derby Museums Trust.