Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Comedian Djalili hosts charity quiz

Omid Djalili is to host a live online quiz on his Twitter page to raise cash for Christian Aid

Omid Djalili is to host a live online quiz on his Twitter page to raise cash for Christian Aid.

The award-winning stand-up comedian and actor will act as the charity's QuizAid master for the event next month which aims to help change the lives of communities in 50 of the world's poorest countries.

Djalili wants as many twitterers as possible to join in the fun and take part in the quiz which will last for one hour and cover topics including general knowledge, music, sport and geography.

He said: "Twitter is the perfect way to get thousands of people quizzing at the same time, no matter where in the UK they are.

"The challenge will be to keep the questions under 140 characters. There are no prizes, just the glory of beating your friends, family or work colleagues."

The challenge launches Christian Aid's annual QuizAid fundraiser, which takes place between September 13 and 19 and aims to raise £230,000.

Prospective quiz masters can hold their own QuizAid event at home, work, school or in their local pub by applying for a free QuizAid pack online at www.christianaid.org.uk/quizaid.

The pack includes the quiz questions and answers, and everyone who enters a quiz makes a donation.

Anyone interested in taking part in Djalili's Twitter quiz can log on to http://twitter.com/omid9 on Monday, September 6 at 12.30pm.

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