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The Durham Christmas Quiz - Raising money for Sport in Action

(20 November 2020)

Experience Durham is fundraising for Sport in Action Zambia. Sport in Action is a Zambian NGO that uses sport as a vehicle to work with the very poorest children in Zambia to help provide them life opportunities in extremely difficult circumstances. This year, due to Covid-19, fundraising may prove difficult if not impossible and yet this year more than any other we need your support.

What is the event?

Do you think you've got what it takes to become Durham's most talented? Well it's time to find out! Enter the Durham Variety Quiz or enter a short video for the chance to win big prizes.

Celebrate the eve of lockdown 2.0, on 1 December, with The Durham Variety Show and help raise money for Sport in Acton Zambia.

How do I take part?

There are two ways in which you can get involved!

You could just simply enter the quiz!

There will be four quiz rounds, each of a differing theme, there really will be something for everyone! Your team can gain points simply by answering the questions correctly, scores will be totalled and an overall winner will be announced on the night!

You could also enter by creating a video* from one of the following categories:

- Re-enact a scene from a TV or film

- Musical performance

- Tik-Tok video

*Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes in length and we reserve the right to remove any videos including appropriate content or language.

Videos should be saved to OneDrive under your category and team name (ie. Musical performance- team X) and the link should be sent to by no later than 25 November.

By entering a video, automatically be entered into the Durham Variety Quiz. The videos will be judged by a panel and the top 3 videos in each category will be voted on by all quizzing teams on the night. Points will be allocated for finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd and will be added to your quiz total. There will also be a special prize for the winning video in each category!


We have some great prizes up for grabs including an experience day at Silverstone Grand Prix, clothing vouchers of up to £250, restaurant vouchers and more!

Additional Information:

Please complete the application form to enter which can be found on our homepage news story. Teams should be from the same household and can consist of up to a maximum of 5 players. The entry fee is £6 per team. Payment needs to be made to the Sports and Wellbeing Park reception by no later than 27th November and can be done by calling 0191 334 2178. All the money raised from this event will go towards Sport in Action.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact

We look forward to receiving your entries!