The Annual JFC Christmas Quiz: Everyone’s a Winner!

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 15 December 2014

JFC Quiz Winners 2014

JFC Quiz Winners 2014

A huge turnout and electric atmosphere at the 2014 Justice for Colombia Quiz saw trade unions and representatives from the Parliamentary Friends of Colombia battle it out for this year’s coveted trophy. Hosted by TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady and Assistant General Secretary Paul Nowak the quiz is JFC’s annual fundraiser with this year’s funds being dedicated to the JFC political prisoner campaign.

A dramatic final round resulted in joint winners for the first time ever in this now infamous annual event. TUC and ASLEF lifted the trophy and went home with the bragging rights but it was an extremely tight affair with all teams displaying a phenomenal breadth of knowledge on questions ranging from Sport, History & Politics and, of course, Colombia. In addition to the winners there were teams from ATL, Bassa, FBU, NUJ, Parliamentary Friends of Colombia, POA, Thompsons Solicitors, UCU, UNISON and Unite London & Eastern. Throughout the night there were also visits from ETUC General Secretary Bernadette Segol, the MPs Rob Flello, Ian Mearns, Ian lavery, Gerry Sutcliffe, Lord John Monks, and the Associate Editor of the Guardian Seumas Milne.

JFC’s Director, Mariela Kohon, commented after the event: “Thanks to everybody who made this such a great night. The money raised will be used to continue strengthening our campaign for the release of Colombia’s political prisoners, people like Huber Ballesteros who are imprisoned with total disrespect for due process and in complete breach of their human rights.”

The night begun with messages from both Huber Ballesteros and Liliany Obando, two political prisoners who are well known to JFC’s supporters, who spoke about their ongoing injustices and the importance of JFC’s work. The messages were received in total silence by all those in attendance.

The quiz was sponsored by Thompsons and TUC.

You can view photos from the event by clicking here.

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