Pub Aidin partnership withProstate Cancer UK
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Frequently Asked Questions

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 2018 in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK . 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 raise money for their chosen charity, but also to consider supporting Prostate Cancer UK.

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 OBE (CEO, Beds and Bars) and Tim Sykes (Chairman, Beds and Bars). They are joined by Dr Martin Rawlings MBE (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.

When is the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz?

The quiz runs from Sunday 4 March - Thursday 8 March 2018. You choose the date to tie in with your pub or site, perhaps your regular quiz night. However, if these dates are not suitable, just tell us when you register.

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 produce six random quizzes and we will send one of these six (at random) to you by email to the email address supplied when you registered. 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 towards the end of February 2018. 

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 4-8 March 2018,  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. Just click TBC when you register.

What if I have not received the quiz?

Email us at supportercare@prostatecanceruk.org 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 supportercare@prostatecanceruk.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 list is 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 supportercare@prostatecanceruk.org to let us know and we’ll change it.

Is there a cut off date after which I cannot register ?

Yes the cut off is midday Thursday 1st March 2018.

Can a non UK based pub, club or bar take part?

Yes, absolutely.

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?

Yes

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.

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 2018.

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 supportercare@prostatecanceruk.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. The quiz poster will allow you to write in the date when your pub or site is hosting the event.

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 supportercare@prostatecanceruk.org.

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 supportercare@prostatecanceruk.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? 

Not yet, but press releases will be available in January 2018.

How many pubs do you think will participate?

Last year there were over 800 and this year we are hoping it will be bigger and better! Closer to 3,000 is our aim.

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.