BBC voiceover star to host another Children in Need quiz in Kinver

BBC voiceover star to host another Children in Need quiz in Kinver

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THE unmistakable voice of Alan Dedicoat will be ringing out loud and clear again in Kinver as the BBC’s voice over star hosts another of his annual ‘Children in Need’ quizzes.

It’s the 14th year running that Alan – known as ‘Voice of the balls’ – has staged the quiz in Kinver.

This year’s event takes place on Friday November 21 and is organised through the Rotary Club of Kinver, whose spokesman Mike Deathridge said: “I first met Alan when he was working on the Dudley News and we became friends.

“He came as guest speaker to one of our Charter Nights and offered to do a quiz for us off his own bat. He’s been coming back to Kinver ever since.”

Alan is now a regular newsreader on Radio 2 and provides the voice over for Strictly Come Dancing and the National Lottery.

Mike added: “Alan offers his services for free. All the money raised from the evening goes to Children in Need, which has become one of the highlights of the Rotary Club calendar.

“Last year we had 40 teams competing and raised well over £3,000 which was boosted by contributions from a couple of schools.

“Apart from the entry fee, Alan always goes round with a bucket collection as well.”

This year’s quiz takes place at 8pm at the KSCA’s Edward Marsh Centre, Legion Drive.

If anyone wants to enter a team of four they should contact Mike on 07801 554669.