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Huge Hospice Quiz to take place in November

Fri 9 Aug 2013

Huge Hospice Quiz to take place in November

Brainiacs wishing to support a worthwhile cause while visiting the Isle of Wight in November might like to book their team's place at the annual Huge Hospice Quiz.

Organised by the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and taking place at Lower Hyde Holiday Park in Shanklin on November 11th, the event will see some great prizes offered to the winners, as well as providing much-needed support to the charity.

Delivering palliative care services and support to individuals suffering from terminal illness, as well as their families and loved ones, the hospice provides care to upwards of 1,800 people across the Isle of Wight free of charge.

It has more than 500 volunteers and 50 permanent staff, while also operating a 14-bed in-patient facility for those in need of more specialist support as they approach the end of their life.

Every year the hospice needs to raise in excess of £2 million to keep its services going, with the majority of its funding coming from philanthropic individuals and events such as the Huge Hospice Quiz.

More than 90 teams took part in last year's quiz and a similar number is expected in 2013, making it a popular part of the island's entertainment calendar.

Participants will battle it out over nine rounds of gruelling questioning, including music and picture rounds, with all contestants doing their bit to support the charity.

Teams of up to four members are allowed and entry costs are £20 per group. The closing date for registration has not yet been set, but the hospice has stated it will do so in "late summer".

In addition, all those who took part will be able to enjoy a large tombola on the evening, with more than 100 prizes up for grabs.

With this in mind, those keen to test their mental agility are encouraged to get in touch with the organisers sooner rather than later, as the quiz is expected to be a popular event for both island residents and visitors alike.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801623383-ADNFCR

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