Schroders Personal Wealth backs quiz night with Jonathan Ross to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK

29 May 2020

  • The company promises to match the first £15,000 donated for vital dementia research

Friday, 29 May, TV presenter Jonathan Ross will be hosting a virtual pub quiz in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK – and Schroders Personal Wealth has promised to match-fund the first £15,000 worth of donations as part of the company’s ongoing support for the charity.

The quiz, created by pub landlord Jay Flynn, has been supporting the UK’s leading dementia research charity over the past weeks and this has raised over £220,000 so far. Hundreds of thousands of people tune in every week to take part on Thursdays and Saturdays. As part of the partnership, Alzheimer’s Research UK is taking over the quiz on Fridays with special guests, including Stephen Fry and now Jonathan Ross.

Quizzers are encouraged to donate to the charity, which is predicting a drop in support for its work by as much as 45% as a result of COVID-19. And as an added incentive, financial advice company Schroders Personal Wealth has promised to boost donations by match-funding the first £15,000 raised in this week’s quiz, aiming to take the total to over £250,000.

Schroders Personal Wealth has been partnered with Alzheimer’s Research UK since the start of 2020. Through the partnership, the company aims to help raise much-needed awareness of the cause and funds for life-changing dementia research.

Ian Wilson, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:
“As we creep ever closer towards the magic £250,000 raised (£222,500 and counting!), I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the support of Schroders Personal Wealth. It’s heartwarming to feel so supported by our partners during this challenging time.

“At a time when nothing seems particularly easy for any organisation, and difficult decisions are having to be made on what seems to be a regular basis, it’s fair to say that players and the team at Schroders Personal Wealth have given my team at Alzheimer’s Research UK, and the scientists that we fund, such a huge boost.

“To have the continued support of our Corporate Partners at this time means so much to us, and I’d like to say a big thank you once again to all at Schroders Personal Wealth for your generosity. It really does mean a lot!.”

Marietta Connery, People Director at Schroders Personal Wealth said:
“We’ve partnered with Alzheimer’s Research UK for 2020 and we wanted to continue to show our support and admiration for the charity during this challenging time.

“We know how important it is to fund pioneering research and it would be a serious blow for people affected by dementia if current circumstances delayed progress in finding a cure. We feel honoured to be a part of The Virtual Pub Quiz with Jonathan Ross, and we’re delighted to be matching donations at the start of the evening as part of our overall fundraising activities.”

Jonathan Ross said:
“With so many people living with dementia today, it’s important we support the work Alzheimer’s Research UK is doing to change the lives of those affected. I can only imagine what challenges charities are facing during this current situation, so what better way to show our support than by getting together virtually (when we can’t physically) and take part in something fun?

“I’m thrilled to support the charity’s groundbreaking research with an entertainment-themed quiz spanning the decades and look forward to seeing more funds raised for this fantastic cause.”

The Virtual Pub Quiz quizmaster, Jay Flynn, said:
“We are so proud to be supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK as a charity partner throughout May and into June.

“So many of our community will have been touched by dementia in some way and it’s a cause that’s close to me and my family, too. It’s so important we don’t forget about important causes like this at this time. I’d like to thank the celebrity and Corporate Partners who have gotten behind the quiz and shown the charity such brilliant support.”

The quiz starts at 8.15 pm on Friday, find out more here: