Joe Lycett is hosting a Stand Up To Cancer quiz on Amazon Alexa to encourage people to "come together, raise money and beat cancer at its own game."
This is the first time Stand Up To Cancer - the joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 - has created a voice-based quiz as a group fundraising activity.
Stand Up To Cancer explains: "For quiz enthusiasts across the country, the Stand Up To Cancer quiz consists of four rounds of entertaining questions, spanning musical trivia, random facts and general knowledge. Available now for all Amazon Alexa-enabled device owners - players just need to enable the quiz for free from the Amazon website and then say 'Alexa, start the Stand Up To Cancer Quiz' to get going.
"Designed as an exciting and easy way to fundraise for life-saving cancer research, Stand Up To Cancer is encouraging aspiring quiz masters everywhere to challenge friends, family or colleagues to put their knowledge to the test and help make a real difference for people with the disease."
Tiffany Hall, chief information officer at Cancer Research UK, says: "The Stand Up To Cancer Quiz is a great example of how we can use the latest technology to help our supporters fundraise in new ways. The unique qualities of voice technology mean everyone can focus on raising money for vital research without worrying about how to host, as virtual quiz master Joe Lycett does all the hard work for you, and the audio experience puts the focus firmly on having fun and spending quality time together.
"At Cancer Research UK we recognise that the growing use of voice-enabled devices has the potential to impact several of our core services, from how people access vital information about cancer, to the products and services we provide for our supporters and how accessible these are. We're excited to see what role voice services can play in fundraising for life-saving research now, and how they might support our work more widely in the future."
How to play on Amazon Alexa
2. Say "Alexa, start the Stand Up To Cancer Quiz"
More information on how to play, top tips on hosting a Stand Up To Cancer quiz fundraiser, and a downloadable version for people who don't have Alexa, can be found at su2c.org.uk/quiz