Macmillan bid for quiz record

A LEADING cancer charity is attempting to set a new world record for the most simultaneous quizzes ever held.

Macmillan Cancer Support is looking for local groups and businesses to host a Mammoth Quiz on February 24 in venues across the Angus and Tayside area.

And the charity hopes the quiz night will not only raise cash to fund its cancer services, but also help them make it into the Guinness Book of Records.

Macmillan’s local fund-raising manager, Shirlie Geddes, said: “We are really excited about our Mammoth Quiz and we are hopeful lots of businesses and organisations will sign up to take part to help us set a world record for Macmillan.

“The quizzes can be held anywhere, from the local pub or bowling club to a local factory, office or school.

“It’s a really nice way of raising some money while having fun with friends, family or work colleagues.

“And let’s face it – most of us like the chance to show off our general knowledge skills.”

It costs £10 to register with the money going to Macmillan to help fund vital cancer services. Every organisation that signs up to host a Mammoth Quiz will be sent a quiz pack including questions and answers, information about fund-raising and some balloons and banner.

To be counted as part of the world record attempt quizzes must be held at 7.45 p.m. on February 24, but Macmillan says organisations can still hold a Mammoth Quiz even if they can’t make that time. They are encouraging as many people as possible to enjoy a great evening at the same time as doing something worthwhile for a fantastic cause.

To find out more about the Mammoth Quiz, contact Anna Webb on 01832 274075 or via e-mail at

To access support from Macmillan visit or call 0808 808 0000.