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Sussex Wildlife Trust (SWT) brain boxes have beaten the BBC’s formidable quiz champions on Eggheads winning prize money of £37,000.

During the broadcast on BBC Two on Wednesday 3 March at 6pm, The Wise Owls (all members of staff at the Trust) smashed the country’s finest quiz goliaths on subjects including politics, food and drink, history and sport, presided over by newsreader Dermot Murnaghan.

Everyday on Eggheads a new team of five challengers take on the resident quiz panel for the chance of winning a cash prize. Every time the Eggheads win, the prize money rolls over for the next competitors.

Team Captain and SWT’s Education Manager Nigel Flynn says “It’s a fantastic and sizable win against the Eggheads. The team have donated all their winnings to the Trust, so we can continue our work helping to conserve the county’s wonderful wildlife and habitats. The Eggheads were quite surprised to learn that we intended to donate all the cash to the Trust – they said they thought this was the first time individuals had not kept their winnings for themselves.

If you missed the broadcast you can catch the programme again on BBC iplayer

Press Enquiries: Amanda Solomon, Press Officer ( 01273 492630

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