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After a year of our exclusive London events calendar looking slightly different to usual, we’re so excited to be back in 2022

If you have questions about getting involved in any of our events below, email [email protected]

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Ultimate News Quiz 2022

The Ultimate News Quiz has become one of London’s most popular annual charity events, which sees well-known TV and news guests compete alongside other familiar faces in a dastardly difficult current affairs quiz for the coveted Ultimate News Quiz trophy. The quiz has been generously sponsored by the Premier League since 2014 and has raised over £1.2 million since it began as a small pub-quiz event back in 2007.

The 15th Ultimate News Quiz was postponed in 2021 due to government guidelines, but we’re thrilled to say that we’ll be returning to the Grand Connaught Rooms in London to battle it out in March 2022!

More details will be coming very soon. In the meantime, why not keep the cogs turning by trying a special online version of the quiz (below), arranged by the Ultimate News Quiz committee and featuring friends of the UNQ?

Special guests include Fiona Bruce, Jeremy Vine, Jon Snow, Tom Bradby, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Mary Nightingale, Mishal Husain, Charlene White, Natasha Kaplinsky, Nick Robinson, Susanna Reid and Justin Webb.

To keep updated about March 2022’s event please contact [email protected]

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Spring Ladies Lunch 2022

Since its inception in 1988, with the help of our fabulous Spring Ladies Lunch committee, this annual event has raised over £1.1 million for Action for Children.

Whilst the 33rd Spring Ladies Lunch was postponed due to government guidelines, on Thursday 10th March 2022 we’ll be welcoming guests back to the prestigious Grosvenor House in Park Lane to enjoy a beautiful lunch, hear from exclusive speakers and most importantly, raise vital funds for Action for Children.

To keep updated about March 2022’s event please contact [email protected]

Past events

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Starry Night carol concert 2020

Hosted by Channel 4 News' Jon Snow, Action for Children’s Starry Night brought virtual festive cheer to over 880 homes across the UK (and beyond) in December 2020.

Guests enjoyed an evening of Christmas carols, readings and sparkling entertainment from Angellica Bell, Jessica Hynes, Leona Lewis and Nadia Sawalha among others, with over £31,000 raised.

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The Hinch Christmas quiz 2020

Instagram sensations Mr and Mrs Hinch hosted a cracking Christmas quiz in December, testing viewers’ knowledge on themes ranging from festive music to movies to trivia and of course, the Hinch family themselves.

Over 16,000 households took part raising over £34,000 to help support children, young people, and families in the UK.

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Entertainment Quiz of the Year

The Entertainment Quiz of the Year launched in 2015, bringing together the biggest companies in the entertainment industry for an interactive quiz. The event includes a special welcome reception and a three-course gourmet dinner.

Guests have included teams from Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal, Lionsgate and Google. We’ve also welcomed famous faces like Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash as our celebrity quiz hosts over the years. The event raised has raised £443,000 to date.