World's Biggest Pub Quiz raises record amount for charity
The World's Biggest Pub Quiz, organised by PubAid in March this year, has raised an estimated £190,000* for around 500 charities, including over £80,000 for Prostate Cancer UK, the event's official charity partner.
Customers enjoy the World's Biggest Pub Quiz at the Crown in Radnage, Buckinghamshire
The final amount is almost a 40% increase on the £140,000 raised by the quiz in 2017 and demonstrates the steady growth in support for the event, with more than 2,200 pubs registering this year. The quiz ran for the fourth time this year.
The 2019 Pub Quiz is set to take place from 3-7 March and 150 pubs have already registered. Participating pubs receive a free pack giving them everything they need to run a successful Pub Quiz and can choose to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK or another charity.
Co-founder of PubAid, Des O'Flanagan, commented: "We're delighted with this impressive sum raised by this year's Pub Quiz, which is certainly the best collective fundraising effort from the industry that I can recall.
"More pub companies and brewers got behind the event this year and we're grateful for their support, and that of individual pubs.
"The quiz not only raises money, but also shines a spotlight on the great work that pubs do for charity. More than £100 million is raised every year, an incredible amount which is now recognised by a growing number of consumers, MPs and others, and helping to shape a more positive image of the great British pub."
He added, "We are grateful to our partner Prostate Cancer UK, who have recognised that great British pubs are places to get their message heard and have been enthusiastic supporters of the role the pub plays in the fabric of our communities."
James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: "Yet again we are thrilled that so many pubs registered to take part in the World's Biggest Pub Quiz, and chose to support Prostate Cancer UK. As well as raising an incredible amount of money to help fund vital research into the disease, it is with the support of landlords and their customers that we can reach men and raise awareness of a disease which kills one man every 45 minutes in the UK. We thank PubAid for their ongoing support and dedication in helping us in the fight against prostate cancer."
*Total number of registrants to have reported monies raised (1,058) plus an estimated 400 pubs who have not yet reported the sum they raised, multiplied by the average gift (£134). A further c.700 pubs registered for the quiz but didn't run it for various reasons.