Quiz Master Tom Wilkes will be hosting a quiz in aid of Backup on Friday 15th May 2020 at 8pm, via Zoom
UK - Technical entertainment charity Backup will be holding a virtual pub quiz on Friday 15 May to raise money for the charity.
Backup provides financial support to industry technical professionals working in live events, theatre, TV and film who have fallen ill, been injured or are suffering from mental health problems. The charity provides a range of services including financial support, advice and re-training, and the organisation is working harder than ever to support those in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
Tom Wilkes of Collaborative Creations will be hosting the quiz at 8pm on Friday 15 May, which will be taking place via Zoom, and all industry members, friends and family are welcome to take part and compete for some fantastic prizes.
Backup Trustee Lee Dennison said: “Unfortunately due to the coronavirus outbreak our annual fundraising extravaganza Kartfest can’t take place in July, so this quiz and other similar events in the coming months will make a huge difference to the charity.
“Those who know me will testify to the fact that I take all forms of fun extremely seriously, and I’m sure Tom will treat this quiz with the same level of respect and maturity that we have all come to expect.”
Tom added: “We understand this is a hard time for everyone, so entry fees and donations are encouraged but at your discretion, there’s no pressure to donate if you’re not in a position to. Having said that, if we raise enough money I will have to shave my head.”
White Light Systems Manager Jamie Wells will be running the back-of-house tech and the payment system for charitable donations, whilst Stage Manager Matt McFarlane has been gathering some incredible prizes including: meals, theatre tickets, at-home escape room challenges and more.
Quizzers will be in with a chance to win:
● 4 x tickets to Magic Goes Wrong, courtesy of the show
● 2 x tickets to Carousel in Leicester plus a 5-course dinner at the Kilworth House Theatre, courtesy of the show
● 8 hours of meeting space use in central London, courtesy of Collaborative Creations
● A Binge Designs t-shirt of your choice
● A 3-course meal for two at Joe Allen restaurant with wine
● Five play-at-home escape games, courtesy of Clue Quest

The quiz can be accessed on Zoom here, using Meeting ID 884 8388 9830 and password Kartfest. If you are unable to attend and want to make a contribution, please do so here.

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