James Ashton, an actor and quiz master whose family has been affected by a brain tumour diagnosis, has designed a unique virtual quiz with all proceeds going to Brain Tumour Support.
In return for donations, participants get to vote on what categories they would like to see in the quiz, which takes place on Friday 31st July at 7pm.
"This year I turn 40 and to celebrate I want to raise vital funds for a charity that is close to my heart, all while having a lot of fun at the same time," said James, an experienced quiz master who has been hosting socially distanced quizzes for his neighbours during lockdown. He has set up a fundraising page and is aiming to raise £1,000. Every donation made will be matched by up to 200% by an anonymous donor.
Anyone wishing to take part in the quiz, or donate to James' fundraiser, simply needs to go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/james-ashton039s-brain-tumour-support-build-a-quiz and follow the instruction on the page.
"It's going to be a great night's entertainment," said Nadya Anscombe, PR and Communication Manager for Brain Tumour Support. "The funds raised by James and his supporters will help us ensure our charity survives this challenging time. With traditional fundraising events such as marathons, skydives and cake sales not taking place, our income has plummeted. So it is wonderful to see our supporters finding new ways of raising funds, having fun and above all, bringing people together. Because together we are stronger."
Brain Tumour Support has launched Together We Are Stronger, a major appeal to ensure the charity's survival so that it is able to support more brain tumour patients and families in the future.