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Top tips on how to host a quiz night

Organise a quiz night and help raise money for children around the world

step 1

Find a venue, try a pub or community hall. Top tip - Ask a pub if you can use their function room for free on a quiet night of the week. Also hold your quiz around pay day; more guests will attend.

Step 2

Register your fundraising event with us to get all our tips and tricks on how to hold a great fundraiser.

step 3

Download some of our fundraising materials to help make your venue look the part.

step 4

Think about ways you can maximise fundraising opportunities on the night. How about holding a raffle to up the ante? If you're organising a raffle, make sure you check out our need-to-know information.

Step 5

Set up a fundraising page for an easy way of collecting donations - You could raise 46% more!
  • Choose around 50 questions. This is the ideal amount for a pub quiz.
  • Mix in some easy questions and some hard questions so everyone is included.
  • Include a range of subjects, from pop culture to science, geography to music. Include a picture round asking your players to names celebrities or why not show pictures of countries we work in and ask your players to name them.
  • Throw in a fun round for bonus points. Have a Lego round, get teams to build a model of 'X' and choose the best one, or guess the movie from emojis.
  • Have a tie-break question ready with the closest guess winning overall. It could be something Save the Children related, e.g “what year was Save the Children founded?" (answer 1919).
  • Answer sheets and spare pens
  • Any handouts and props for special rounds
  • Tables, chairs and a microphone
  • Gift Aid forms and collection boxes for entry fees and donations 
  • Try to source some prizes to ramp up the competition 
  • Raffle prizes and tickets if you're holding one

Charge your players anywhere from £2-£5 to play. You could also set up some collection buckets around your venue in case people are feeling particularly generous. 

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How you're helping

£67 - could provide a nutritious daily school lunch for one student for one month.

£108 - could buy one one Emergancy Malaria Kit to treat 10,000 people for three months. 

£187 - could pay for the construction of hand-washing facilities for 500 children to prevent spread of diseases.

Meet Tasmia

Tasmia runs the London Marathon for Save the Children, with support from her friends.

Tasmia held a pub quiz to fundraise for the London Marathon.

“Hosting a pub quiz was definitely a highlight of marathon training! So much fun to get everyone together and raised a decent £900!”

Want to be like Tasmia? Send us your photos to fundraising@savethechildren.org.uk