If you are missing your regular pub quiz during lockdown, then register a team for The Virtual Pub Quiz – which is bringing together over 180,000 keen quizzers each week.
The Virtual Pub Quiz which is the mastermind of quizmaster Jay Flynn and his community has already raised over £165,000 for NHS Charities Together, and Alzheimer’s Research UK is the second charity in line to benefit from generous quizzers across the UK.
Quiz teams are encouraged to donate to the charity, which has predicted a 45% drop in support for its work due to the pandemic. Funds will also receive a welcome boost from wealth management and employee benefits company Mattioli Woods who have agreed to match the first £15,000 of donations.
The quiz has gained in popularity as Brits have been searching for new ways to entertain themselves whilst on lockdown. Former QI host Stephen Fry has shown his support by recording two rounds of questions for the latest quiz.
Fry commented: “The partnership between Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Virtual Pub Quiz feels so perfect. The quiz is keeping people connected, while the money raised will support research that will ultimately keep us connected to our loved ones for longer.”
“By supporting charities like Alzheimer’s Research UK, future generations will only be reading about diseases like Alzheimer’s and not experiencing it. I do hope many of you will join us for the quiz and consider supporting this worthiest of causes. Now more than ever, dementia research needs our backing.”
Quizmaster Jay Flynn is proud to be supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK as their next charity partner. “So many of our community will have been touched by dementia in some way and it’s a cause that’s close to me and my family, too. It’s so important we don’t forget about important causes like this at this time.”
Ian Wilson, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK is grateful to Jay and the quizzing community for backing the important work the charity undertakes: “These really are difficult times for charities the world over, including Alzheimer’s Research UK. Right now, critical progress in dementia research is at stake, but through this partnership, we can ensure our scientists will be able to continue their vitally important search for life-changing treatments.”
The quiz starts at 8.15pm each Thursday evening, right after the weekly clap for keyworkers, with the livestream beginning from 7.50pm. To register your team, visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website, or to donate, visit Jay Flynn’s Just Giving page.