Tearfund launches ‘The Big Quiz Night’ to raise funds for those living in poverty

Over 1,000 UK churches sign up to take part in Tearfund’s first Big Quiz Night, a nationwide, multi-venue event to support some of the poorest communities around the world.

Christian international development and relief charity Tearfund has pioneered its first nationwide, multi-venue quiz in the name of fighting poverty.  Thousands of people from across the UK are set to put their knowledge to the test on the The Big Quiz Night on the 17th of November. Participants are encouraged to make a £5 donation to take part in The Big Quiz Night, with funds going towards Tearfund’s work in over 50 countries around the world.

Tearfund’s ready-made Big Quiz Night film will enable churches and groups in various locations across the UK to join in. The quiz includes popular categories such as general knowledge, food and drink, geography, film and TV, sport and music and also features some familiar faces, with Tearfund ambassadors, Guvna B, Tom Herbert, Peter Chambers and Stephen Timms each presenting a category.

Churches and groups can sign up online and Tearfund will supply hosts with a resource pack which can be easily tailored to individual events including: a guide to hosting the quiz, promotional posters, answer sheets, fundraising ideas and the quiz film on a USB stick.

Tearfund’s Fundraising Director Jane Pleace shares:

“We are so excited to launch our first nationwide Big Quiz Night. The event is the perfect excuse to gather friends and family together for some friendly competition, whilst fighting against poverty and raising funds for some of the most vulnerable people around the world.”

Areej and her family live in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon and have been supported by Tearfund and its partners.

Tearfund works in 50 countries through the church and other locally-based organisations to help communities overcome the worst effects of poverty and disasters to reach their full potential. In the last ten years alone, Tearfund has helped more than 45 million people through its development and humanitarian work. Every pound raised from The Big Quiz will go towards helping to bring change and transformation to those in the greatest need. Funds raised will go towards supporting communities to deal with the devastating effects of conflict and provide families around the world with trauma care and peacebuilding skills, helping to restore their hope for the future.

To register for The Big Quiz Night or to find an event taking place in your local area visit the Tearfund’s website.

 

Jennie Taylor

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