A VIRTUAL quiz night will be held to help raise money to keep Barnsley Hospice open.

The facility revealed in March that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic it was sustaining losses of £2,300 per day.

To help keep the hospice running for those who need it, several fundraisers have been organised in a bid to raise cash.

Julie Ferry, the hospice’s chief executive, urged the people of Barnsley to get behind the appeal to help its doors remain open during the coming months.

She said: “The hospice needs to raise more than £2m each year to continue to provide care for patients with life-limiting illnesses and support for their families.

“In the current climate we are seeing a decrease in income of £2,300 per day.

“We know this is a worrying time for everyone, but we are appealing to the people of Barnsley to not forget about their local hospice.”

One of the fundraising events is a virtual quiz night which is open to the public. The quiz ran for the first time on June 10, and Dave Drumgoon will host the second quiz on Friday.

A spokesperson for the hospice said in a post on Facebook: “We were so grateful for the generosity of all the donations that came in during the last quiz night, and we would love to generate further funds to help secure the care of those living with life-limiting or terminal illnesses throughout Barnsley.”

The virtual quiz night will take place on Friday at 7pm, and can be accessed via the Barnsley Hospice Facebook page.