World's biggest pub quiz comes to the Leaping Salmon
The Leaping Salmon in Berwick is joining thousands of pubs and bars across the UK in what is thought to be the world's biggest pub quiz, and it's all in aid of charity.
Stonegate Pub Company, who has double the number of pubs joining the initiative than any other pub group after encouraging managers to get involved, owns the pub.
Every single year the company’s pubs raise around £1.5m for charity and on Thursday, March 8 the Leaping Salmon will be raising money for charity by joining the ‘Worlds Biggest Pub Quiz’.
The quiz is being organised by Pub Aid, a volunteer working party dedicated to celebrating the great work done by UK pubs for charities.
Derek Avington, head of marketing at Stonegate, said: “Every year pubs raise a huge amount of cash for charities, and bring people together in many ways from watching sport, to casual dining, music – and of course the traditional pub quiz.
“The benefit of pubs can be under estimated so by uniting with the entire pub industry, yet carrying on doing what we do every single day, it helps us drive home just how incredibly important pubs are in today’s society.”
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Over 50,000 quizzers in 2,000 venues raised £200,000 for 800 charities in 2016 and 2017. It is hoped that this year, that impact will be doubled and with 2,100 pubs signed up already in the third year of the initiative, it looks like that might just happen.
“Most of our pubs are community based, so it’s up to our individual pub teams to run their pubs in the best way that serves their customers,” said Derek.
“Many have chosen to get involved and have invited locals to help choose the charity that will benefit from the fund raising event. We estimate our collective contribution will be in the region of £60,000 this year from the quiz alone, which highlights just how enormously helpful our pubs are in uniting communities and supporting charities.”
Pub Aid has partnered with Prostate Cancer UK in 2018 and is encouraging entrants to raise money for their chosen charity, but also to consider supporting Prostate Cancer UK.