Marie Curie urges people in West Midlands to get quizzing for a good cause

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This summer the UK’s leading end of life charity Marie Curie is calling on all trivia titans and quiz queens in the West Midlands to host a Big Summer Quiz and help the charity care for people living with a terminal illness.

Marie Curie’s Big Summer Quiz is a fun excuse for a get together and to put your friends and family’s knowledge to the test. With suggested questions and guidance, Marie Curie has got everything you need to get planning your Big Summer Quiz, visit: Big Summer Quiz | Marie Curie

The money raised from holding a quiz will help Marie Curie provide care and support for people living with any illness they are likely to die from, and those close to them.

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The charity is dependent on fundraising and public donations which is why it is encouraging locals to host a quiz night or fundraise in their own wonderful – or wacky – ways.

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Marie Curie Big Summer Quiz

In the West Midlands, Marie Curie provides nursing services in people’s homes as well as in the In-Patient Unit at the Marie Curie hospice in Solihull. The hospice also hosts a Support and Wellbeing Hub, which provides holistic support to people with both their physical and emotional wellbeing, including bereavement support.

Marie Curie also provides free Information and Support, which is available to anyone with an illness they’re likely to die from and those close to them. It offers practical and emotional support on everything from symptom management and day-to-day care to financial information and bereavement support.

Ben Thomas, Community Fundraiser for West Midlands said:

“Whether you’re a maths whiz or a hobby entomologist, put your brain power towards a great cause this summer by hosting or participating in a Big Summer Quiz to help support the crucial work Marie Curie does across the UK.

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“Today, one in four people don't get the care and support they need at the end of life. Living with a terminal illness is a rollercoaster of practical needs and emotions.

“For people experiencing dying, death, or bereavement, there’s no guarantee that services available to them can meet all their needs 24/7 or that they will be supported emotionally to cope.

“Every pound raised is vital to help us improve end of life care and give people in the West Midlands the vital emotional and practical help they need.”

For help now, contact our free Information and Support service on 0800 090 2309 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/support

To get inspired to fundraise and download the suggested questions and guidance, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/fundraise or contact Ben Thomas on 07834 389882/ [email protected]