Charity hosting online celebrity quizzes

Lee Boardman

A host of familiar faces have been putting their general knowledge to the test as they turn quizmaster to help a local charity raise much-needed funds.

With lockdown causing many of its fundraising events and activities to be cancelled, St Ann’s Hospice has been holding a series of lunchbreak quizzes, hosted by a different well-known guest quizmaster each week.

Emmerdale’s Chris Bisson and Liam Fox have each hosted a session, with the voice of Old Trafford Alan Keegan also helping the charity by leading one of the quizzes.

Actor Lee Boardman is hosting this week’s quiz with Justin Moorhouse and a host of other stars ready to take their turn in supporting the local hospice.

Boardman, whose sister was cared for by the charity, said: “I’ll never forget the compassion showed to my family by the staff of St Ann’s Hospice during my sister’s stay. It’s my absolute pleasure to be involved with their vital fundraising efforts.”

Eamonn O’Neal, chief executive of St Ann’s, explained: “Everyone is doing quizzes at the moment with their families, and we started to run them for staff in the hospice, and realised that they were tremendously popular.

“People can sign up for a ticket for the virtual quiz via our website, and can take time out on their Wednesday lunchtime to have some fun, whilst supporting local patients.

“We’re hugely grateful to all of the hosts who have kindly given their time to host a quiz, and to all the supporters who have tuned in, had fun, and took part – some even won a special prize or two.

“And the best prize of all is that the money raised really does help us to ensure we can continue providing care to local people when they need us most.”

Tickets for the quiz cost £2.50 and can be purchased by visiting and clicking ‘Virtual Lunchtime Quiz’.