Matt Lucas hosts birthday quiz at Edgware Reform

By Jay Grenby, February 11, 2010
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Top Gun: Matt Lucas auctions an Arsenal pennant signed by players

Top Gun: Matt Lucas auctions an Arsenal pennant signed by players

Matt Lucas hosted a supper quiz on Sunday to launch Edgware Reform Synagogue’s 75th anniversary celebrations.

The 260 tickets were snapped up within 24 hours and the Little Britain star — Edgware Reform’s most famous son —did not disappoint his audience, which included his mother and step-mother.

Lucas expanded his quizmaster duties with a stint as auctioneer, coaxing substantial bids for the star lot, an Arsenal pennant signed by the first team squad. His efforts helped raise £8,000 for shul funds and he was presented with a leather-bound prayer book as a token of the community’s appreciation.

Other anniversary events will include a wine tasting, art exhibitions, a civic service and a family fun day.

    Last updated: 3:43pm, February 11 2010