Stars of stage and screen to take part in virtual quiz in aid of CHAS

A host of famous faces will join Scottish superstar Gerard Butler for the first ever Big Girly Quiz this Friday (June 5) in aid of Children’s Hospices Across Scotland, better known as CHAS.
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Singer Tony Hadley, Outlander actress Caitriona Balfe and Line of Duty star Martin Compston are just some of the top stars who will ask questions during the fun-filled virtual event, which will be jointly hosted by Britain’s Got Talent star Edward Reid and Scottish comedian Fred MacAulay.

The quiz, which promises to be ‘the ultimate girls’ night in’, has been organised in place of four CHAS ladies lunches and the annual Rocking Horse Ball, which have all been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Other celebrities, who will also ask questions, are popular Scottish comedian Janey Godley, Sanjeev Kohli from Still Game, long-time CHAS supporter and singer Michelle McManus, popular presenter Gail Porter, Gotham actor Sean Pertwee, Jojo Rabbit’s Roman Griffin, star of stage and screen Jodie Prenger, and Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant.

A host of famous faces will take part in the first ever Big Girly Quiz n aid of Children’s Hospices Across Scotland.A host of famous faces will take part in the first ever Big Girly Quiz n aid of Children’s Hospices Across Scotland.
A host of famous faces will take part in the first ever Big Girly Quiz n aid of Children’s Hospices Across Scotland.

Sports presenter Gabby Logan and her former Scotland rugby star husband Kenny Logan will also test the audience’s knowledge in a sports round, as will former Olympic champion, Denise Lewis.

Other topics include music, chick-flicks and showbiz and there will also be music, singing and dancing on the night plus as a raffle with top prizes to be won.

Olympus has Fallen trilogy actor, Gerard Butler, who is originally from Paisley, will be challenging ladies on their knowledge of his films, all the way from his Hollywood home.

Urging women across Scotland to get behind this “fabulous fundraising event”, the 50-year superstar said: “I know it’s hard for everybody just now but especially for charities who rely on donations.

“CHAS is a beautiful organisation that provides palliative care, family respite and support throughout Scotland and right now those families are needing your help more than ever.

“So on Friday 5th June, CHAS will host its first ever Big Girly Quiz on Facebook Live. We will challenge you on all your knowledge of movies, music, fashion and so much more, so get a group of your friends together, virtually of course, and join me and other surprise guests on the night. Together we can really get through this.”

Like many other charities in the current pandemic, CHAS has had to dramatically transform the way in which it operates. While both Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch are continuing to provide end of life care, the charity has also set up the UK’s first ever virtual children’s hospice to support families who are having to completely self-isolate.

Now in its second month, the virtual hospice offers extensive support to families by phone and video on clinical guidance, financial advice and bereavement support. CHAS family support teams also offer a range of interactive activities, art clubs, storytelling and friendship calls to children and parents.

CHAS High Profile Events Manager Diane Alton said: “We are so grateful to Gerard and to all the actors, comedians, sports stars and celebrities for their support and especially to Edward Reid and Fred MacAulay for giving their time to host the event.”

Raffle tickets can be purchased ahead of the event here.

Further details and updates about the Big Girly Quiz, which starts at 8pm on Friday, June 5, can be found on Facebook here:

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