The amount raised by the quiz – now in its fourth year – includes more than £80,000 for Prostate Cancer UK, the event’s official charity partner.
The total is almost 40% higher than the amount raised by the quiz in 2017 and demonstrates the growth in support for the event, which involved more than 2,200 registered pubs this year.
Highlighting pub efforts
PubAid co-founder Des O’Flanagan said: “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 £100m is raised every year, an incredible amount that 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.
“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.”
Funding vital research
Director of fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, James Beeby, added: “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.”