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All for a good cause: How we organise the annual Carlisle quiz night

Christian Aid Carlisle quiz night

The annual Christian Aid quiz night has become a bit of an institution in Carlisle – well known for being a fun evening out for a good cause!

It’s organised by Carlisle Christian Aid group, with Christian Robertson taking the lead. We caught up with her to find out how she does it:

“I think we’ve been hosting the Christian Aid quiz for  five years and we are very fortunate to have an excellent quiz master who has a following around Carlisle. We host the event in the Tithe Barn which is a central location.

We offer a finger buffet provided by members of the Christian Aid Group, who supply sandwiches, quiches, crisps, pork pies, tomatoes and cucumber sticks. This is followed by cakes, biscuits, tea and coffee.

I create posters and tickets, and the posters are displayed around the town. Tickets are available from the One World shop but no money is taken, so folk pay on the door but we know roughly how many to cater for. 

The MC welcomes folk and explains this year’s project before we eat, I collect in the fun quiz and the real one begins. When each round is completed answer sheets are swapped and scored.

At the end of all rounds the quiz master collects and collates first to last whilst the raffle is drawn. Prizes and gifts given out and folk thanked for participating, providing and helping.

The team work quickly to clear and restore the venue. Everyone is keen to do it all again next year!”

Feeling inspired to organise a quiz? 

Contact your Regional Coordinator, or see the Do it your way' page for tips and guidance on running your own fundraiser.