THIS summer the UK’s leading end of life charity Marie Curie is calling on all trivia titans and quiz queens in Cornwall to host a Big Summer Quiz and help the charity care for people living with a terminal illness.

Marie Curie’s Big Summer Quiz is a fun excuse for a get together and to put your friends and family’s knowledge to the test. With suggested questions and guidance, Marie Curie has got everything you need to get planning your Big Summer Quiz, visit

The money raised from holding a quiz will help Marie Curie provide care and support for people living with any illness they are likely to die from, and those close to them.

The charity is dependent on fundraising and public donations which is why it is encouraging locals to host a quiz night or fundraise in their own wonderful – or wacky – ways. In Cornwall Marie Curie Nurses and healthcare professionals can provide expert hospice care to people in their own home and provides the emotional and practical support at home, in hospital or over the phone. The Marie Curie free Information and Support, which is available to anyone with an illness they’re likely to die from and those close to them. It offers practical and emotional support on everything from symptom management and day-to-day care to financial information and bereavement support.

Lynda Thomas, Marie Curie community fundraiser for Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and The Channel Islands, said: “Whether you’re a maths whiz or a hobby entomologist, put your brain power towards a great cause this summer by hosting or participating in a Big Summer Quiz to help support the crucial work Marie Curie does across the UK.

“Today, one in four people don't get the care and support they need at the end of life. Living with a terminal illness is a rollercoaster of practical needs and emotions. For people experiencing dying, death, or bereavement, there’s no guarantee that services available to them can meet all their needs 24/7 or that they will be supported emotionally to cope. Every pound raised is vital to help us improve end of life care and give people the vital emotional and practical help they need. For help now, contact our free Information and Support service on 0800 090 2309 or visit”

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity. The charity provides expert end of life care for people with any illness they are likely to die from, and support for their family and friends, in our hospices and where they live.  It is the largest charity funder of palliative and end of life care research in the UK, and campaigns to ensure everyone has a good end of life experience. Whatever the illness, we’re with you to the end. 

To get inspired to fundraise and download the suggested questions and guidance, visit or contact a local community fundraiser, Lynda, on 07798 638 099 or email: [email protected]