Quiz gives hospice char­ity huge boost

Solihull News - - NEWS - TAMLYN JONES tamlyn. jones@ trin­i­tymir­ror. com

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

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