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Gerard Butler lends support to Chas quiz night

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The Hollywood star is backing the charity’s Big Girly Quiz.

Hollywood star Gerard Butler is urging women across Scotland to take part in the ultimate girls’ night in to help raise vital funds for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (Chas).

The Big Girly Quiz, to be streamed live on Facebook on Friday 5 June, has been organised in place of four Chas ladies’ lunches and the charity’s annual Rocking Horse Ball, all of which have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Butler will be joined by a host of other famous faces participating in the quiz, which is being hosted by Britain’s Got Talent star Edward Reid and comedian Fred MacAulay.

The Paisley-born actor has committed to asking a question at the quiz, which he describes in a special video recording as a “fabulous fundraising event”.

Butler 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 5 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.”

In common with many other charities, the coronavirus pandemic has forced Chas to dramatically transform the way 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.

Diane Alton, Chas high profile events manager, said: “We are so grateful to Gerard for his support for our first ever Big Girly Quiz, which will be hosted by the amazing Edward Reid and Fred MacAulay, who have kindly offered their time for free. I would also like to personally thank YOURgb Events for their expertise in helping us run the quiz.

“The Big Girly Quiz really is shaping up to be the perfect girls’ night, in so please invite all your friends and family to take part to help us raise as much money as possible for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children.”

Further details and updates about the Big Girly Quiz can be found on Facebook.



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