Bedford's Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown hosts online charity quiz

Money raised from 'The Big Quiz' will be donated to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

By Holly Patel
Friday, 8th May 2020, 7:08 am
Updated Friday, 8th May 2020, 7:16 am

Dust off your general knowledge and join the teacher turned celebrity cook and pub owner tonight (Friday) as she hosts 'The Big Quiz', a virtual fundraising event for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Children's Charity.

Candice Brown, a GOSH charity ambassador, will be hosting the online quiz at 7pm, organised by Whitbread and Premier Inn restaurants in aid of its longstanding charity partner.

The Big Quiz features celebrity specialist rounds and prizes galore, with people tuning in virtually from across the country.

Candice Brown

Supported by all of Whitbread’s restaurant and hotel brands, it’s set to be a fantastic community moment that raises funds for a brilliant cause.

Candice Brown said: “I’m really looking forward to being part of the Big Quiz in support of GOSH Charity.

"If you’re anything like me you’ve spent recent weeks brushing up on your quizzing skills and learning facts ready to wow your friends and family during that general knowledge round!

"Taking part in The Big Quiz with many others logged on virtually gives a real a sense of community which is so important right now, and from having previously visited the hospital and met the children it cares for I know just what an impact all your donations will have, especially at a time like this.

!So, join me on Friday 8th May for the Big Quiz in aid of GOSH Charity, raise funds and have a brilliant evening!”

The Big Quiz is hosted weekly across the Facebook pages for all of the Whitbread restaurant brands and Premier Inn throughout the month of May, and each week will see specialist rounds hosted by different special guests.

Prizes include restaurant vouchers and weekend breaks - for once the lockdown lifts.

All donations to GOSH Charity through the Big Quiz will help support Great Ormond Street Hospital, and will make a huge difference to seriously ill children from across the UK who are treated at GOSH.

Phil Birbeck, Managing Director at Whitbread Restaurants, said: “Our Big Quiz has been so popular we wanted to make it even bigger and better so even more people could get involved and feel connected at these difficult times.

“We also know how hard it is for charities in these uncertain times and so wanted to try and help raise some additional funds for our charity partner GOSH Charity through this Big Quiz – there is no obligation to donate, people can give us much or as little as they can afford, the main thing is everyone has fun!”

Louise Parkes, Chief Executive of GOSH Charity, said: “We’re really looking forward to The Big Quiz throughout the month of May, it’s a great idea to bring people together in a safe way and to raise funds for a fantastic cause.

"We’d like to say a big thanks to Premier Inn and Restaurants, and to everyone who is able to take part and make a donation at this time, we’re really grateful for your support of the hospital and the children and families its staff care for.”

To find out how to join in, visit one of the Whitbread Restaurants Facebook pages - Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Table Table, Whitbread Inns, Cookhouse + Pub, Bar + Block - or the Premier Inn Facebook page.