MG Rover Group is holding a national ‘Big Birthday Quiz’ night, setting a challenge to raise over £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Relief.

Any team of four people can enter the quiz, to be held on the evening of Wednesday July 14, and the winning finalists will each win a new MG ZR or Rover 25.

The national ‘Big Birthday Quiz’ will test entered teams simultaneously throughout the network of regional MG Rover dealerships across the UK. Held at the time of MG’s 80th and Rover’s 100th birthdays, the quiz is thought to be the largest, non-televised, national event of its kind. Contestants will be competing to answer a broad range of general knowledge topics.

Phil Tufnell, the former England cricketer and current captain on BBC’s ‘They Think It’s All Over’ is the event’s Quizmaster on the night.

Paul Stroud, UK Commercial Director, commented: “The Big Birthday Quiz is a great national event for us to also celebrate MG’s 80th and Rover’s 100th year, and combine with it the launch of our latest 2004 new car range. We aim to raise over £100,000 for Macmillan with this innovative quiz, that will see the final winning team members each win a brand new MG ZR or Rover 25 car.”

Peter Cardy, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Relief, said: “We are delighted that MG Rover Group is celebrating their marque birthdays with this innovative nationwide event, with all monies received going to Macmillan Cancer Relief. There are now over a million people living with cancer in the UK and all funds raised from this event will go towards helping us to provide the expert care and emotional support that cancer patients so desperately need.”

Teams of four can enter the national Big Birthday Quiz by registering at their local MG Rover Dealership before July 10. The team entry fee of £20 goes entirely to the Macmillan Cancer Relief charity.