On Saturday 11 April, Naomi House & Jacksplace held a virtual pub quiz on Facebook Live, with host, Robbie James, charity supporter and Express FM/BBC Radio Solent DJ. More than 260 households tuned in to test their general knowledge, and donated more than £1,400 to the hospice charity.
The quiz was free to take part in, but Robbie and Naomi House & Jacksplace encouraged donations to the charity throughout. The virtual quiz comprised five rounds and took on the format of a traditional pub quiz, with sports, music and film questions, all with an Easter themed twist.
Louise Gough, Regional Fundraising Assistant at Naomi House & Jacksplace, said:
‘It was great to be able to engage our supporters in a new way, through a virtual quiz. We host quizzes with local pubs throughout the year that are always really popular, which are, of course, on hold for the time being, so we decided to do a virtual one instead! The final total has been confirmed as £1,446, which is absolutely fantastic – thank you so much to everyone that tuned in, took part and donated to our charity. A massive thank you also goes to Robbie James, who was an excellent quiz master!’
Robbie James took the role of quiz master in his stride, hosting the live stream in a tuxedo and bow tie, whilst doing shout outs for viewers from the comments. One viewer took full advantage of Robbie’s interaction, by saying they would donate an extra £20 if Robbie did a funny dance live on camera, which he dutifully did.
Due to its success, Naomi House & Jacksplace will be hosting another virtual quiz on Saturday 25th April at 7:30pm, live from their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/naomiandjack.
Naomi House & Jacksplace are hospices for life limited and life threatened children and young adults across central southern England. Due to current circumstances, the charity has temporarily suspended its respite care services and is struggling with fundraising, with events being cancelled, charity shops closed and corporate/community support coming to a halt. Jacksplace is currently being used to care for patients from Hampshire Foundation Trust Hospitals to free up NHS beds in the fight against Coronavirus. All donations made from the virtual quizzes will help support the vital work of the hospices, now and into the future.
To find out more about the hospices, visit: www.naomihouse.org.uk.