Tearfund’s Big Quiz Night 2021

Galashiels Church of Scotland are hosting Tearfund’s Big Quiz Night on Saturday 20th November, to take the charity’s fundraising efforts past the £1 million mark, helping their work in some of the world’s poorest countries. We will be meeting in St. John’s, Langlee building, start time 7:00pm. Teams should be a maximum of four or a family team, preferably.

We are thrilled to be taking part in the Big Quiz Night with hundreds of other hosts, bringing our friends and family together to stretch our brains and support the work of Tearfund. It’s exciting to gather people together again for this fun and innovative quiz which promises to be a real challenge. Being part of Tearfund’s Big Quiz Night means we can do our part in helping communities and churches worldwide end extreme poverty and injustice.

The quiz will have questions suitable for all ages and teams, large or small, plus our host with the most will be there to help quizzers gain bonus points.

‘Our annual Big Quiz Night is a great opportunity to get together with others and put your knowledge to the test,’ said Tearfund’s Head of Church and Supporter Engagement, Ruth Tormey. ‘Now in its fourth year, we are hoping the quiz will hit £1 million as quizzers from across the UK join us and help some of the world’s most disadvantaged people. In particular, we want to support families who have been made more vulnerable to disasters like floods and diseases in places such as Burkina Faso.’

The Big Quiz Night facts

  • Since Tearfund’s first Big Quiz Night in 2018, tens of thousands of people have raised over £675,000 to help end poverty.
  • 2020 saw the quiz go online for the first time, with 17,469 quizzers coming together across 489 churches and raising over £256,000.
  • Every host is given access to a dashboard to inform Tearfund how many people attended their quiz night – at the end of the night they’re able to activate an on-screen totaliser to announce the national number of quizzes and quiz-goers.
  • £390 raised at a Big Quiz Night could provide two farming cooperatives like Abigael’s with the training they need to start their own market garden.

About Tearfund

Tearfund is a Christian charity that partners with churches in more than 50 of the world’s poorest countries. We tackle poverty through sustainable development, responding to disasters and challenging injustice. We believe an end to extreme poverty is possible. Tearfund is also a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee. For more information about the work of Tearfund, please visit www.tearfund.org.