Charlene White highlights the work of journalists reporting from within Ukraine in the annual Ultimate News Quiz charity competition.
The event saw teams from major broadcasters and media outlets such as Channel 4 News, Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio, Good Morning Britain, Netflix and ITV News compete to raise funds for the national charity Action for Children em.
BBC broadcaster Nick Robinson, broadcaster Julie Etchingham and Cathy Newman from Channel 4 News were among those who attended the gathering at the Grand Connaught Room in London.
This year’s edition also contains some aid to the Emergency Committee’s Humanitarian Appeal for Disasters in Ukraine.
Among these are two novels written and signed by Ukrainian writer Andrei Kurkov and a traditional Ukrainian gingerbread hand-carried by Channel 4 News journalist Matt Frei from the front lines in Lviv.
White, the quiz’s presenter, said: “I’ve only been on the other side of this puzzle once and, as my ITV News team knows, I’m a trash on quizzes.
“So I’m grateful to be the host of this year’s competition, to give everyone a tough time.
“But of course, there is a serious side to this evening.
“Every newsroom here participating will be like me waking up and just hoping and praying that our reporters and team that are outside Ukraine are all right.
“That will be very heavy in the room tonight.
“We will do what we can to raise as much money as possible, not only for Action for Children, but also for the Humanitarian Appeal of the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine.”
A major auction, organized by Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel, included three items to raise money for the DEC – signed football shirts from Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko and Everton’s Vitaliy Mykolenko, both Ukrainian, and a hand-cast and hand-painted figurine in Ukrainian colors by Grayson Perry of his alter ego, Claire.
The statue has the characteristic imprint of the potter.
Perry was also present for the Ultimate News Quiz draw.
Martha Kearney, founder of quizzes, said: “I’m really looking forward to seeing so many friends around the world know to raise money for Action for Children, who work tirelessly to help. all the families that have been badly damaged by the pandemic.
“We are also raising money for the victims of the war in Ukraine, where many of our colleagues are risking their lives to cover the conflict.
“This year we have also included auction items where the proceeds will go to the DEC for those suffering in Ukraine.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/charlene-white-marks-work-of-journalists-in-ukraine-during-ultimate-news-quiz-41459402.html Charlene White highlights the work of journalists in Ukraine in Ultimate News Quiz