Quiz gives hospice charity huge boost
ALMOST £ 170,000 was raised for charity Marie Curie at an annual quiz in Birmingham.
The 16th annual West Midlands Brain Game took place at the International Convention Centre and welcomed almost 500 guests from across the region.
Birmingham historian Professor Carl Chinn, local chef Luke Tipping, rugby legend Chris Bell, soul singer Ruby Turner, presenter Ryan Hand and Birmingham Post & Mail editor Marc Reeves all hosted a round each while host for the evening was comedian Mark Dolan.
The annual event generated £ 167,000 which is equal to 547 hours of care at the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull which helps those with a terminal illness and their families.
Charlotte Lindley, Marie Curie West Midlands hospice manager, said: “Thank you to every- one who joined us for the West Midlands Brain Game 2017.
“It was a wonderful evening and we are thrilled to have raised such a significant amount which will go directly to supporting people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones at the hospice.” Gary Church, Brain Game event committee chairman, added: “I am proud to play a part in this special event and I am delighted with the astonishing amount we raised this year. It is a pleasure to see so many companies from across the West Midlands come together year after year for such a worthy cause.”
Charlotte Lindley and Gary Church show off the £ 166,698 cheque for Marie Curie
Professor Carl Chinn