Star-studded charity quiz night at St Thomas’s Hospital raises over £40,000 for cancer patients

Josh Salisbury (22 September, 2018) Health

The charity event - attended by Jo Brand and Claudia Winkleman - raised over £40,000

25357Claudia Winkleman, David Dimbleby, Jonathan Dimbleby and Jo Brand all attended the event

A star-studded charity quiz night was held this week at St Thomas’ hospital to raise over £40,000 for people with cancer, their carers and families.

The event, which took place on Tuesday, saw presenter Claudia Winkleman and comedian Jo Brand join broadcasters David and Jonathan Dimbleby to host the annual ‘World’s Greatest Quiz Night.’

The quiz night was organised in partnership with the Quintessentially Foundation and Dimbleby Cancer Care with all money raised from the evening going towards the charity’s work providing practical and psychological support for those going through cancer.

Its current focus is on its recently launched online directory of support services.

Jo Brand said: “I’ve loved coming to the Dimbleby Quiz Night over the last few years, so it’s great to be on the stage this time – it’s much easier when you have all the answers in front of you.

“The work the charity does helps so many people, I’m very happy to help in any way I can and it’s such a fun night.”

Claudia Winkleman added: “I was very excited to be back again hosting the event, alongside the wonderful Jo Brand.”

Jonathan Dimbleby, Chairman at Dimbleby Cancer Care said: ‘It was another terrific evening with a great atmosphere. I am immensely grateful to all those who have helped us raise important funds for those living with cancer.”

Attendees at the event enjoyed a champagne reception followed by six rounds of tough quiz questions compiled by the team behind the TV Show’s Pointless and The Weakest Link.

Special video questions were sent in from celebs Clare Balding, Sophie Raworth, Annette Badland and Simon Callow.

Quintessentially Foundation Chairman, Ben Elliot added: “A wonderful turn out for a very enjoyable night and a truly worthy cause.

“We are so happy to be supporting the Dimbleby Cancer Care again this year.”

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