Bristol actor Joe Sims to host virtual pub quiz for local charity

Bristol actor Joe Sims to host virtual pub quiz for local charity

Posted on: 18 May 2020

Support a good cause with a celeb quizmaster. 


This week, Bristol's only adult hospice, St Peter's Hospice, is hosting a virtual pub quiz with the help of a famous face.


For the charity's first-ever virtual pub quiz, Bristol-born actor Joe Sims will be taking on a new role: quizmaster.


It's kicking off at 20:00 on Wednesday (20 May), and the charity is asking for a £5 donation per player. Here's what you need to know.



Best known for his role in ITV drama Broadchurch, Joe Sims was born and raised in Kingswood, Bristol.


He studied at Filton College, and later went onto secure a year-long scholarship to study at the University of San Francisco.


During the coronavirus outbreak, Sims has been doing his bit to support the local community.


Earlier this month, Sims helped to deliver free books to children across Bristol, as part of the new Stories at Home project.


The initiative aims to distribute more than 8,000 books to vulnerable families during the coronavirus outbreak, to support children's learning during lockdown.



But this week, Sims is set to swap out the delivery van for a quiz sheet, as he hosts the first-ever St Peter's Hospice virtual pub quiz.


Want to take part? Here's what you need to do.


On Wednesday (20 May) at 20:00, St Peter's Hospice will post a video on the pub quiz event page on Facebook, under the Discussion tab.


To take part, all you need to do is refresh the event page at 20:00, and play along with the video, which will appear in the Discussion tab.


Each player is asked to donate £5 to the St Peter's Hospice Virtual Pub Quiz crowdfunding page to support the work of the charity during the pandemic.


St Peter's Hospice is Bristol's only adult hospice caring for local people with life-limiting illnesses.


The charity is committed to improving the quality of life of patients while extending care and support to their families and loved ones.

Many St Peter’s Hospice fundraising events have been cancelled due to COVID-19Many of St Peter’s Hospice's essential fundraising events have been cancelled due to COVID-19


During the outbreak, the crowdfunding page explains, St Peter's Hospice is working hard to adapt services, but has been forced to postpone many essential fundraising events, meaning every donation counts: 


"As we go through these unprecedented times, our Inpatient Unit is still operating, and the staff are working tirelessly to adapt to the Covid-19 requirements."


"All of our 51 shops have closed, and we've had to postpone or cancel our fundraising events. Which is why we need your help as our income relies heavily on the support of our community.


"So if you can donate £5 to play or whatever you can afford, you'll be helping to make a difference." 


Take part in the St Peter's Hospice first-ever virtual pub quiz, hosted by Joe Sims, this Wednesday (20 May) over on the charity's Facebook page.


Main photo: Joe Sims volunteering as part of the Stories at Home project via @RobinsFound on Twitter

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