Glam rock legend Noddy Holder is swapping tunes for trivia this week as he turns quiz master in aid of St Ann’s Hospice.
The Slade frontman is the latest in a line of kind-hearted famous faces to have put their support behind the charity’s lunchbreak quizzes - a Wednesday diary date that is becoming a key event of the week for many local people.
The weekly quiz, which takes place every Wednesday at 1pm, costs just £2.50 to take part online, and tickets can be purchased by visiting www.sah.org.uk/events and clicking ‘Virtual Lunchtime Quiz’.
Noddy Holder, who will be hosting the quiz on Wednesday 27 May, said: “The work the hospice does is always important and to provide the best care we need to continually raise funds.
“In these difficult times the virtual quiz is a great way for people to come together and show support. I’m delighted to have been asked to be a quiz master so come along and join the fun.”
Thousands of pounds have already been raised from the quizzes to date, with many individuals and businesses using them as a way to connect with friends, and take some time out during lockdown.
Other recent quiz masters have included Emmerdale’s Chris Bisson and Liam Fox, the voice of Old Trafford Alan Keegan, actor Lee Boardman, and comedian Justin Moorhouse, with a host of other stars ready to take their turn in supporting the local hospice.
Chief Executive of St Ann’s Eamonn O’Neal, said: “We’re hugely grateful to Noddy and the other guest quiz masters for giving up their time to host the quizzes. They’re a really entertaining part of the week, and people have been getting in touch to say how much they enjoy them.
“It’s a really challenging time for us at the moment, and like lots of other organisations, we need to think laterally about how we are raising money. The hospice is really connected with the local communities we serve, so what better way to help fundraise for our patients at this difficult time than by helping people in those communities connect and unwind a little? Lots of fundraising activities have had to be postponed, amended or cancelled due to the current situation, so we’re hugely grateful to everyone who is supporting us and helping to ensure the front-line care our teams are providing to local people can continue.”
St Ann’s provides care and support for patients with a life-limiting illness and their families from its three sites in Heald Green, Little Hulton and the Neil Cliffe Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital, as well as via a range of community and outreach services. It is one of the oldest and largest hospices outside of London, and will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021.
For more information on St Ann’s, or to make a donation, please visit www.sah.org.uk/donate