22 January 2013
Macmillan Cancer Support is looking for local groups and businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside to host a quiz on 22 February 2013 to raise vital funds for people affected by cancer.
The Mammoth Quiz is Macmillan’s nationwide quiz, which has raised £68,000 for Macmillan since 2009 and holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest simultaneous quiz. In 2013, Macmillan wants the quiz to be their biggest ever and so needs lots of locals to register for the event.
Macmillan fundraising manager for Sally Millington, said, 'We are really excited about our Mammoth Quiz and we are hopeful lots of people will take part to help us make 2013's quiz the biggest ever for Macmillan.The quizzes can be held anywhere, from the local pub or bowling club to a local factory, office or school.
'It’s a really nice way of raising some money while having fun with friends, family or work colleagues. And let’s face it – most of us like the chance to show off our general knowledge skills.'
It costs £10 to register with the money going to Macmillan to help fund vital cancer services. Every person that signs up to host a Mammoth Quiz will be sent a 2013 quiz, fundraising materials, tips for organising a quiz and information about Macmillan.
The Mammoth Quiz takes place on 22 February 2013, but you can still hold a Mammoth Quiz on another date. So enjoy a great evening at the same time as doing something worthwhile for a fantastic cause.
Sally added, 'It would be great to get as many quizzes as possible happening on February 22. However we know not everyone who wants to take part in a quiz to raise money for us will be able to make that time so quiz packs are still available to groups that want to hold their event at a later date. The main thing is to help make the quiz bigger and better than ever before and to raise funds to help support people living with cancer.
To register for your 2013 quiz pack or to find out more about the Mammoth Quiz, please contact Quiz Master Anna Webb on 01832 274075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org