Pointless win for actress Helen Monks and Trevi

English writer, actress and comedian Helen Monks has appeared on BBC’s Celebrity Pointless, winning £250 for Plymouth based charity Trevi.

The popular BBC quiz show saw Helen team up with fellow EastEnders Actor Steven Woodcock in a bid to find obscure and pointless answers to general knowledge questions against three other celebrity teams.

Helen, who co-runs the theatre company LUNG, was introduced to Trevi as part of a project they are working on around the care system and was inspired by their work.

Helen said, “I knew straight away when I was asked to do Pointless who I’d be playing for! I’ve been lucky enough to meet some of the people at Trevi, and everyone in the UK needs to know about them! Everyone at Trevi is an inspiration. It is such a unique place with a world-class approach. The women and the people who work at Trevi are all having a life-changing impact on each other and also on the world around them. Every corner of the UK should have a Trevi.’

Hayley Dann, Fundraising and Marketing Lead said, ‘We are delighted to receive the donation from Pointless, and a big thank you goes to Helen for her amazing appearance on the show and for choosing us as her charity.’

The money won by Helen will be used to provide vital support services for women and children in Plymouth and across the UK. Their services include a residential rehabilitation centre exclusively for mothers and their children, counselling, 1-1 support and accredited courses to help women work through their trauma, transforming them from ‘surviving’ to ‘thriving’.

Photo credit – Alex Powell.

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t: 01752 255 758
: office@trevi.org.uk