Countdown starts for The Big Quiz Night

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Organisers have started the countdown for this year’s Big Quiz on Saturday November 14, where teams from around the country will all take part in the biggest nationwide quiz  – via the internet.

Due to Covid restrictions, this year’s quiz will take place virtually, via Zoom.

Last year 136 quiz-lovers filled the Corran Halls to take part in the biggest multi-venue, nationwide fundraiser, with friends, families, church and businesses all helping to make the event a huge success, raising £1,200 for Tearfund.

Money raised this year will go to help change the lives of people living in poverty – such as Alaya, her husband Bazwell and their three young children in Malawi. They rely on growing maize to survive, but the weather patterns that have guided their farming for generations have changed and it’s putting everyone at risk of sickness and starvation. Frequent flooding brings diseases, such as cholera, and damages their home, washing away what little food they have. With Tearfund’s partner, AG Care, Alaya and Bazwell are learning new ways of working the land under these tough conditions.

Mary Black, of Oban Baptist Church, who is one of the local organisers, said: ‘We are very much looking forward to taking part in the Big Quiz Night, with hundreds of other hosts, bringing our friends and family together to stretch our brains and support the work of Tearfund.

‘The international development charity’s Big Quiz team has put a large amount of work into it in advance – we don’t have to think up questions or worry about what answers to accept! While we’ve all taken part in quizzes recently over video calls, this promises to be a real challenge.’

Every pound raised from the Big Quiz Night will go straight to Tearfund via JustGiving.
You can take part on your own, in a family, or as a team of up to eight people, and the quiz has something for everyone.

Mary continued: ‘We are suggesting those taking part donate £5 per individual or £40 for a team of up to eight players. Children under 10 are free, and students can enter for a donation of any amount. We would also be delighted if anyone who is unable to make the quiz, would still like to make a donation.’

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The event starts at 7.30pm.