Fundraising Idea | Quiz Night

Thursday 7 September 2017

Organising a quiz night is a great way to spend an evening with your friends and family as well as being a fun and easy fundraiser.

Registration

Just like other events, quiz nights need to be registered with Help for Heroes. You can do this by following the link to our registration portal here. After registration, our Supporter Care Team will look after you and can also provide one of four pre-written quizzes from our Big Hero Quiz.  

Fundraising

A simple way to raise funds would be to ask for an entry fee donation. This can either be individually or you can ask for a donation for the entire team! The amount is at your discretion, but £2 per person is a good place to start.

Quiz Master

The master of ceremonies for the night! A position of responsibility, which can be delegated to someone confident in reading out the questions and dealing with the occasional heckle. Try to be clear when reading the questions and double check the answers before scoring.

Venue

The most important part of putting on an excellent evening. Pubs are a good place as they often come with a PA system. Community Centres and Social Clubs have plenty of space and often a kitchen for refreshments. Decorations always improve the atmosphere. Contact our Supporter Merchandise team on 01725 514169 to order banners, bunting, wristbands and much more.

The Joker Card

A simple way to double the points of each team and your fundraising. At the start of the night have 1 Joker card per team. Teams can buy it for a donation in the hope of doubling their points on one round of the quiz.

Points mean Prizes!

At the end of the night, the winners deserve a prize. You can either provide these yourself or approach local businesses for donations. Don’t forget the wooden spoon for last place!

Paying in your Money

After wrapping up the quiz, make sure to pay in the donations. The best way is via our bank account. Remember to put your Help for Heroes reference number on the payment slip so that we can make sure it’s allocated to your quiz.

  • Account Name: Help for Heroes
  • Account Number: 03524452
  • Sort-code: 30-90-21

Supporter Story | Jen Bott

Jen Bott, a long time Help for Heroes supporter and is fundraising for the Big Battlefield Bike Ride. She ran a very successful quiz in a local pub earlier in the year.

What made you decide to fundraise with a quiz?

I thought it would be a really engaging event for the people taking part. It was really easy to sign up and receive the questions and answers, along with the supporter merchandise used. I asked for a fee of £10 per team, with a max. 4 people per team.

How did you choose your venue and quiz master?

I chose a venue I was familiar with and knew some of the staff members. Luckily my sister works there part time so there wasn’t a cost. I hosted the evening and played the role of Quiz Master as I had chosen the quiz questions from the available selection.

Did you use a Help for Heroes Quiz? How did you find it?

I registered through the Help for Heroes website and used a selection of answers from the quiz sheets provided. The questions were really hard!

Any advice for future quiz organisers?

Plan with plenty of notice, at a venue that you are familiar with and that is familiar with you. With all fundraising, it’s not what you know but who you know. This helped to make the actual event very low maintenance and super easy to organise.

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