Big Fat Charity Quiz by Chris Treloar
As part of his London Marathon fundraising efforts, Chris decided to run his Big Fat Charity Quiz to boost his sponsorship target. But it wasn’t any ordinary quiz night...
Held in Woodford, Essex in March, it was a roaring success, the twist being that the questions were asked by celebrities via video clips! Michael Ball, for example, asked a question about Hairspray, Alexander Armstrong asked a Pointless about the top 100 films and the remaining questions came from stars such as Nick Knowles, Len Goodman, Chris Kamara and Dom & Steph from Googlebox to namedrop a few! Probably the best surprise of the night was Darth Vader and the stormtroopers interrupting the quiz at the beginning to deliver the first question.
Chris varied the quiz by offering different types of rounds, which went down a treat. He started with the typical Movies, Music, TV and then had a dancing round where he'd clipped together 11 dances for identification, obviously introduced by Stavros Flatley! Then came the Neighbours round, in honour of their 30th Birthday, then a game of Pointless, a singing session in the 'Don't forget the lyrics' round and finished off with General Knowledge to end a cracking night.
Supporting the quiz was a fantastic raffle, with over 100 prizes that Chris had sourced, which sold out of tickets! “I'm so happy with how it all went that I still can't even put into words just how appreciative and grateful I am to everyone for their support and generosity” said Chris of the event. “Probably the best surprise of the night was Darth Vader and the stormtroopers interrupting the quiz at the beginning to deliver the first question!”
The sheer number of raffle prizes, people at the quiz, incredible video questions and money raised (over £2,000) are all thanks to Chris’ hard work and determination, for which we are all incredibly grateful! He got to bed at 2:30am and was then up at 6:30 to run the North London Half Marathon, as preparation for the London Marathon in April!!!
A true super hero in our book!