Star of The Chase joins in with Peterborough charity quiz

Shaun Wallace with The Foreheads quiz team
Shaun Wallace with The Foreheads quiz team
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A charity quiz in Peterborough has raised hundreds of pounds for children’s charity Action Medical Research with the help of Shaun Wallace, star of ITV’s The Chase.

Wallace, who is known as the Dark Destroyer, helped to raise £1,000 to save and change the lives of sick and disabled babies and children as contestants battled it out to win the annual quiz. 

In the end The Foreheads took the crown, with the Diligenta Men in second place.

Deeping Airheads and The Quizzly Bears were runners-up.

Angela Hyde, chair of the Peterborough Committee for Action Medical Research, said: “It was a really fun evening and Shaun was brilliant as the quizmaster - we’re so pleased we managed to raise £1,000 for such a deserving cause.”

The quiz was the latest in a string of fundraising events hosted by the committee, including the Tony Hadley Golf Classic in September which raised £25,000 for Action Medical Research.

The committee also hosts The Bear Club, an exclusive dining club which meets four times a year for lunch at the Peterborough Marriott Hotel; for more details visit amr-peterborough.co.uk.

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide children’s charity which funds desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many children.

It has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952 including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy, and testing the rubella vaccine.

The children’s charity is currently funding research into meningitis, Down’s syndrome, epilepsy and premature birth, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.