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Quizaid – Where will you hold yours?

September 5 2011 - Between 12 and 18 September hundreds of people will be holding quizzes across the UK to raise money during Christian Aid’s annual fundraiser Quizaid. In homes, workplaces, schools and local pubs, quiz fans will be testing their brains in the name of charity. The more adventurous quizzers out there will choose more unusual venues but where will you hold yours?

Quizaid is a fun way for supporters to raise money for Christian Aid’s work with communities in 50 of the world’s poorest countries. This year the aim is to raise £105,000. Quiz fans can hold their own Quizaid event by simply applying for a free fundraising pack online at www.christianaid.org.uk/quizaid. The pack includes the quiz questions and answers and hosts will ask everyone who enters a quiz to make a donation.

The money raised will help change the lives of some of the world’s poorest people. 50p could buy a school writing book and 40p could buy three pencils for children in Burundi.  £9 could buy books, pens, pencils, erasers and a uniform for a child in Bangladesh.  £57 could pay a month’s salary for a literacy teacher in Bolivia, allowing up to 25 people the chance of an education.  

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If you would like further information please contact Claire Meeghan, Senior PR Officer, on 020 7523 2318 or at cmeeghan@christian-aid.org

Notes to Editor:

1. Christian Aid works in some of the world's poorest communities in nearly 50 countries. We act where the need is greatest, regardless of religion, helping people build the lives they deserve.

2. Christian Aid has a vision, an end to global poverty, and we believe that vision can become a reality. Our report, Poverty Over, explains what we believe needs to be done – and can be done – to end poverty.  Details at http://www.christianaid.org.uk/Images/poverty-over-report.pdf

3. Christian Aid is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global coalition of 100 churches and church-related organisations that work together inhumanitarian assistance and development.  Further details at http://www.actalliance.org

4. Follow Christian Aid's newswire on Twitter: http://twitter.com/caid_newswire

5. For more information about the work of Christian Aid visit www.christianaid.org.uk

6. Pictured are volunteers from Hellfins, a central London scuba diving club based next to Waterloo station. They offer a wide range of training, mainly in the UK but also arrange trips abroad. They are a very social club and meet on Wednesdays. For more information, please visit www.hellfins.com