Take this online quiz challenge - and help a Thornbury charity

July 27 2020
Take this online quiz challenge - and help a Thornbury charity

AN online fundraiser is being held to help a Thornbury charity which needs funds urgently.

The Voice reported last month that Brain Tumour Support was facing a struggle to survive after the coronavirus crisis saw its income from fundraising plummet.James Ashton, an actor and quiz master whose family has been affected by a brain tumour diagnosis, has designed a unique virtual quiz with all proceeds going to Brain Tumour Support.

In return for donations, participants get to vote on what categories they would like to see in the quiz, which is due to take place on July 31 at 7pm.

James, an experienced quiz master who has been hosting socially distanced quizzes for his neighbours during lockdown, said: "This year I turn 40 and to celebrate I want to raise vital funds for a charity that is close to my heart, all while having a lot of fun at the same time."

To take part, visit James Ashton's Brain Tumour Support Build a Quiz at GoFundMe.com and follow the instructions.

Nadya Anscombe, of Brain Tumour Support said: "The funds raised by James and his supporters will help us ensure our charity survives this challenging time.

"With traditional fundraising events such as marathons, skydives and cake sales not taking place, our income has plummeted.

"So it is wonderful to see our supporters finding new ways of raising funds, having fun and above all, bringing people together."

Brain Tumour Support has launched Together We Are Stronger, a major appeal to ensure the charity's survival so that it is able to support more brain tumour patients and families in the future.