By David Saunders | UPDATED: 11:28, 27 April 2020
Funnyman Alan Carr – with programmes including “Alan Carr: Chatty Man”, the hilarious movie-themed quiz show “There’s Something About Movies”, and a regular guest on comedy panel show “A League Of Their Own” – is back to host a special one-off virtual quiz to entertain the nation during lockdown.
The comedian will be taking to Facebook Live to host Neuroblastoma UK’s first ever virtual quiz, to raise spirits, raise some laughs – and raise money for charity. There’s no entry fee or big cash prizes, but all voluntary donations from the event will help fund vital research into neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer.
Tony Heddon, Chairman of Neuroblastoma UK said, “As with many other charities, the impact of the coronavirus is putting our research funding at risk. We expect to lose around 25% of our annual income, which may mean that we simply can’t afford to support new research.
“As a charity that receives no government funding, we must ensure that research into improving treatment for children with neuroblastoma continues beyond the pandemic. It is only with your support now that we can fund new research in the future. We are so grateful to Alan once again for giving his time to support our vital work and we hope you all have a great time!”
Alan has been a Patron of Neuroblastoma UK since 2016 and is no stranger to charity events – from auction nights and celebrity football matches to organising a comedy night at Alexandra Palace raising £17,000 and more recently, hosting a quiz night raising nearly £7,000.
Enjoy 1.5 hours with Alan in the Big Pub Quiz to test your general knowledge with five rounds of questions – and lots of guaranteed laughs along the way! Take part on your own, with your household or set up a team on your favourite group app. Get on the guest list and join in at 8pm on Wednesday 29 April for a Facebook Livestream at www.facebook.com/NeuroblastomaUK.
Around two children are diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, every week in the UK. If you can, please donate just £5 today and help fund research to develop new, more effective and kinder treatments for children with neuroblastoma.
Donate online: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/alancarr
Text to donate: Text NBUK followed by the amount to 70085* Text NBUK5 to donate £5, NBUK10 to donate £10 or NBUK20 to donate £20.
*Texts cost one standard rate message, plus your donation amount.
Date: Wednesday 29th April
Time: 8pm – 930pm