Alder Hey Imagine Appeal, the official charity of the 2012 John Smith’s Grand National meeting, have attempted to break the world record for the largest pub quiz ever held.
The record attempt took place Thursday 12th April, the opening day of the 2012 meeting and was a fitting culmination to Liverpool Day, which once again offered race-goers a fantastic day’s racing combined with superb city-inspired entertainment.
The pub quiz cost just £2 to enter, all of which was donated to Alder Hey.
The existing world record for the most people completing a questionnaire, was set in 2010 in Mexico by a staggering 3,461 participants, but Aintree organisers are confident that the Grand National’s famed race day spirit, coupled with a host of celebrity quiz-goers, including Olympic hopeful Beth Tweddle, will ensure good odds for a record break.
The winning team, in addition to gaining bragging rights for the remainder of the Grand National festival, also received a pair of tickets to next year’s Grand National meeting, courtesy of John Smiths.
Chris Done, Head of Fundraising and PR at Alder Hey Imagine Appeal said: “We’re delighted to be the official chosen charity of the John Smith’s Grand National for the seventh consecutive year. We hope we can break the world record and raise vitally needed funds for our children’s hospital and extend our thanks to everyone at John Smith’s and Aintree racecourse for their continued support.”