Frequently Asked Questions
How do I pay in the money I have raised?
If you are raising money for Prostate Cancer UK you can pay in your money by card online or by phone, you can set up an online fundraising page or you can send in a cheque. Cheques should be made payable to "Prostate Cancer UK". The address is: Prostate Cancer UK, Fourth Floor, The Counting House, 53 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2QN. If you want help paying in your money please call 0800 082 1616.
If you are splitting the money between Prostate Cancer UK and other charities, for the amount you pay to your other chosen charities please contact them to find out how you pay in your money.
What is the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz about?
The World’s Biggest Pub Quiz was set up by PubAid in 2016, and is being delivered in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK in 2017. The pub industry and everyone interested in hosting or attending a quiz, will be asked to take part in the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz and raise money for great causes.
Pubs are encouraged to support Prostate Cancer UK, the official partner of the World’s Biggest Quiz, however pubs can also raise money for other amazing causes too.
Who is PubAid?
Formed in 2009, PubAid is a volunteer working party dedicated to celebrating the great work done by UK pubs for charities.
The team works alongside the press and via social media to showcase the great work that pubs and their customers do for charity in raising over £100,000,000 every year.
Initiatives include a survey to find out how much pubs are raising for charity and identifying which charities benefit the most from their fundraising. PubAid also runs the Fundraiser of the Year and with the the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group in selecting the Corporate Fundraiser of the Year.
PubAid was founded by: Des O?Flanagan (Ex S&N MD), Keith Knowles (CEO, Beds and Bars) and Tim Sykes (Chairman, Beds and Bars). They are joined by Dr Martin Rawlings (Ex BBPA), Nick Bish (Ex ALMR), Mike Clist (CEO BII), Yaser Martini (various roles including non exec director at Cirrus Inns, and shareholder at Sipsmith Independent Spirits), Ross Piggott (RP Databases), James Cuthbertson (Instinctive PR), Paul Hegarty Hon Secretary APPBG, Andy Slee Chairman One Voice and Robert Humphreys Ex APPBG.
Who is Prostate Cancer UK?
Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition - to stop men dying from prostate cancer. Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, we will stop prostate cancer being a killer.
Deaths from prostate cancer are set to soar over the next decade. If we don't act now in 2016 one man an hour will die from prostate cancer in the UK. That’s 10,900 men this year. Based on current trends, this number will rise to over 14,500 men a year by 2026.
But we’ve got a plan, one we hope will stop prostate cancer being a killer. This plan is only possible with your support.
When is the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz?
We want as many people as possible to hold a quiz night on Sunday 5 March 2017. However, if this date is not suitable we would love you to host a quiz on a convenient day as close to the 5 of March as possible.
How do I register?
You can register by clicking here and fully completing the registration form taking care to input your details correctly as they will automatically upload on the system, and show on our World’s Biggest Pub Quiz list.
Will you supply the Quiz?
Yes. We will send it by email to the email address supplied and ask for confirmation that it has been received. It will be also be posted to you in advance together with posters to promote your event.
How long is the Quiz?
We expect the quiz itself to last between 60 minutes and 90 minutes, but does depend on the person delivering the quiz.
Who is writing the Quiz?
That would be the quiz heads at PubAid.
Will you supply the answers?
Yes they will be sent by email at the same time as the Quiz itself and posted out to you in January. Two separate documents.
Is there any cost to enter my pub ?
No, no charge.
What if I can’t hold a quiz on that day?
If you can’t hold you quiz or fundraising activity on Sunday 5 March don’t worry, you can still take part and host your event at a suitable time and date for you and the people taking part.
What if I have not received the quiz?
Email us and we will resend the quiz and answers.
I am part of a pub chain, can we join as a group of pubs?
Yes you can join as a group of pubs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org when you have registered so that we know you are all taking part as a team.
Why is my pub spelt wrong on the website?
Our lists on dependent on who completed the registration. If the pub is spelt incorrectly on completion of the form it will appear incorrectly on the website.
Email email@example.com to let us know and we’ll change it.
I don't have a charity, who should I choose?
You can choose Prostate Cancer UK the official partner of the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz or you can choose any charity you like. If you run a pub ask you could ask your customers to see who they would support.
Can I support more than one charity?
Yes. Prostate Cancer UK is the official partner of the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz and if you choose to fundraise for them in addition to the quiz they can also provide you with other materials such as collection tins and pin badges. Prostate Cancer UK will support you with your fundraising and answer any questions you may have. However, you can choose any charity you wish and we would advise contacting them directly for support.
If I raise money for Prostate Cancer UK what will the money be spent on?
If you raise money for Prostate Cancer UK the money you donate will go towards funding better tests, treatments and support services for anyone affected by prostate cancer.
If I raise money for my chosen charity what will the money be spent on?
If you are raising money for another charity please contact them directly to see how they invest the money supporters raise for them.
If I am raising money for more than one charity who do I send the money to?
If you are raising money for Prostate Cancer UK you can pay in your money by card online or by phone, you can set up an online fundraising page or you can send in a cheque. Cheques should be made payable to "Prostate Cancer UK". The address is: Prostate Cancer UK, Fourth Floor, The Counting House, 53 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2QN. If you want help paying in your money please call 0800 082 1616.If you are splitting the money between Prostate Cancer UK and other charities, for the amount you pay to your other chosen charities please contact them to find out how you pay in your money.
I don’t work in a pub, can I still be involved?
Anyone can take part in the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz - whether you run or work in a pub, a sports or community club or group, or you just want to run a quiz at home. Register at pubaid.com/quiz and we’ll be in touch. You are more than welcome to encourage your local pub to get involved too. Download the poster and take it to show your local pub.
You can also check out which pubs have signed up in your area if you want to go along to their quiz.
My local pub isn’t interested in taking part, can I still get involved?
Yes of course. You could find another pub to enter a quiz team near you, or see if your local sports club or community group are interested in getting involved. Register at pubaid.com/quiz and we’ll be in touch.
How will potential quiz goers know which pubs are participating?
All the registered pubs are listed on line so visitors to the website will be able to search by town / pub name / postcode. We of course hope you will publicize the event.
When do I pay in the money I have raised?
As soon as you can after your event. If possible, please pay in all monies by 5th April 2017.
Do you have any fundraising ideas and tips to help us raise as much as possible?
Please visit prostatecanceruk.org/pubaid
If you are fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 082 1616 for help and support.
Can we have more posters and other marketing materials?
Everyone taking part in the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz will receive three posters, the quiz and answer sheets.
If you are raising money for Prostate Cancer UK they can also send you more fundraising materials such as collection tins and pin badges - just call them on 0800 082 1616 or email email@example.com.
You will receive your packs in the week beginning 9 February 2017 if you registered before this date. If you register after this date we will be distributing packs on a weekly basis.Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you haven’t received your pack.
Are there promotional materials I can download from the website?
Yes, they are in the download section where you can access the quiz poster and the quiz questions. PubAid and Prostate Cancer UK logos are available to download too.
Do you have a template press release?
Yes, our template press release for pubs raising money for Prostate Cancer UK is are here. Download the pre-quiz release here Download the post-quiz release here. If you are raising money for another charity please contact them directly for a template press release.
Is there a cut off date after which I cannot register ?
Yes the cut off is midday Thursday 2nd March 2017.
Can a non UK based pub, club or bar take part?
Can I use my own quiz?
Yes if you'd like to. You can use parts of ours as well.
Do I need to provide a quiz master?
How many pubs do you think will participate?
Last year there were over 1200 and this year we are hoping it will be bigger and better!
Why is my pub not appearing on the list?
Please let us know what your pub is called and we will investigate. You need to register at www.pubaid.com/quiz before your pub will appear on the list.
How can I find out more about Prostate Cancer UK?
To find out more about how Prostate Cancer UK is working with PubAid visit prostatecanceruk.org/pubaid
To find out more about Prostate Cancer UK’s work visit prostatecanceruk.org or call 0800 082 1616
I am concerned about prostate cancer can you help?
If you are concerned about prostate cancer you can visit Prostate Cancer UK’s website (prostatecanceruk.org), email SpecialistNurses@prostatecanceruk.org or call their confidential helpline 0800 074 8383 between 9am-6pm Monday to Friday, or between 10am-8pm on Wednesday. You can also text NURSE to 70004 to request a call back.
I don't want to hold a quiz but I want to support Prostate Cancer UK
Please call Prostate Cancer UK on 0800 082 1616 or email email@example.com and they will be able to discuss a range of ways you can support them.