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Be part of Mammoth Quiz in aid of charity
7:00am Thursday 10th January 2013 in News
MACMILLAN Cancer Support is looking for local groups and businesses in Malton to host a quiz on February 22 to raise vital funds for the cancer charity.
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.
This year, Macmillan wants the quiz to be their biggest ever and so needs lots of Malton locals to register for the event.
Macmillan fundraising manager for North Yorkshire 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 who 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 February 22, but Macmillan says organisations can still hold a Mammoth Quiz after the date if they can’t make that time.
They are encouraging as many people as possible to enjoy a great evening at the same time as doing something worthwhile for a fantastic cause.
Sally said: “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 which 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.”
Anyone who feels they need support and advice from Macmillan should visit macmillan.org