Al Murray's Bloody Big Quiz

Last year, my six-year old nephew Finley was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of childhood leukaemia. He urgently needed a blood stem cell transplant to survive.

I teamed up with DKMS, the blood cancer charity, and we launched a campaign to find Finlay’s ‘genetic twin’ – a perfect stranger, whose genetic profile was identical to Finley’s. The proverbial ‘needle in a haystack’ who could give him a second chance at life.

You signed up in your thousands. And each one of you legends now sit on the UK’s aligned blood stem cell registry - each a potential lifesaver-in-waiting for someone with blood cancer or a blood disorder, in need of a transplant.

And Finley was one of them. He found his match and is now out of hospital and back at home, all thanks to his anonymous blood stem cell hero. We can’t thank this beautiful human being enough for doing something so selfless for someone they’ve never met.

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, so we had an idea…


Join me on Tuesday 29 September 19:00, as I host a live virtual pub quiz to raise money for DKMS. 

We will be live streaming the event on YouTube , Facebook , and right here. Links will be made available closer to the time, so keep an eye out. 

The event is free to join but donations are encouraged! We’re hoping to raise £5,000 for DKMS, which will pay for 125 people to register as a potential blood stem cell donor. 

So, get it in your diaries and tell your nearest and dearest. Could you be crowned the winner?

More details to follow...

DKMS is the trading name of DKMS Foundation, a registered charity in England and Wales (1150056) and Scotland (SC046917). DKMS is a limited company registered in England and Wales (08151279).

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