ACTRESS Charlie Hardwick will host a virtual quiz for soap opera fans tomorrow night to raise vital funds for a regional children's charity.

The performer, who played Val Pollard in Emmerdale for over a decade and most recently starred as Sue Carp in the Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge, will be quizmaster alongside SpeedQuizzing host Stuart Provan, who runs Sounds Right Entertainment.

The two-hour Emmerdale-themed virtual quiz will take place from 7.30pm on Sunday, July 12 and is free to join.

Players are invited to make a donation in support of Children North East, a Newcastle-based charity that provides help and funding, through community-based projects to families, children and young people across the region who are experiencing a range of problems and difficulties in their lives.

Participants simply need to download the SpeedQuizzing Live app - so they can answer the questions in real-time through their smartphone or tablet device - and join the Zoom meeting to see and hear Charlie, Stuart and other player.

Ms Hardwick said: “I have incredibly fond memories of my time in Emmerdale and I’m really looking forward to sharing some of these and reliving some of the juicier plot twists on Sunday.

“The fact that the quiz is being run in support of such a fantastic charity makes it all the more special, and I hope as many people as possible will join in the fun and get behind the vital work Children North East do.”

Co-host Mr Provan said: “SpeedQuizzing is all about fun, fast-paced quizzing and Sunday will be no different. There’s no charge to play, so we’re hoping as many people as possible will take part in what promises to be a fantastic event.”

There will be a maximum of 100 participants so to get a place, log in by 7.30pm.

To play join the Zoom meeting -  894 5067 7662 - enter a team name, and the pass code will be shown on the zoom meeting screen.

Download the SpeedQuizzing Live app on a separate device.

To donate visit or text QUIZ to 70480 to donate £5 - texts cost £5 plus your standard rate message - or visit the charity's Facebook page.