Macmillan wants local groups to answer the call

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A CHARITY is attempting to set a new world record for the most simultaneous quizzes held.

Macmillan Cancer Support is looking for local groups and businesses to host a Mammoth Quiz on February 24 in venues across the Borders – and the charity hopes the event will not only raise cash to fund its cancer services, but also get it into the Guinness Book of Records.

Macmillan’s fundraising manager for the Borders, Aileen Stewart, said: “We are really excited about our Mammoth Quiz and we are hopeful lots of businesses and organisations will sign up to take part to help us set a world record for Macmillan.

“The quizzes can be held anywhere, from the local pub or bowling club to a factory, office or school. It’s a really nice way of raising some money while having fun with friends, family or work colleagues.

“And lets face it – most of us like the chance to show off our general knowledge skills.”

It costs £10 to register and every organisation that signs up to host a Mammoth Quiz will be sent a quiz pack, including questions and answers, information about fundraising, balloons and banner.

Locally, Macmillan has already funded health, information and welfare services for local people affected by cancer.

To be counted as part of the world record attempt, quizzes must be held at 7.45pm on February 24, but Macmillan says organisations can still hold a Mammoth Quiz, even if they can’t make that time.

Aileen added: “It would be great to get as many quizzes as possible happening on February 24 because we really want to break the world record.

“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 that want to hold their event at another time. 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.”

z To find out more about the Mammoth Quiz, contact Aileen on 07801 307059 or via email at astewart@macmillan.org.uk