Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is encouraging his constituents to take part in the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz to support their local pubs and great causes.
The World’s Biggest Pub Quiz is being held between 8-12 March and organisers PubAid hope that more than 1,500 pubs across the UK will take part, helping it reach its target of raising £250,000 for charity.
Every year, pubs across the UK raise more than £100 million for good causes and supported grassroots organisations to the tune of £40 million. Since the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz was launched in 2016, it has raised more than £750,000.
This year’s charity partner is Action Against Hunger, a charity which specialises in treating children facing life-threatening hunger. Pubs can choose to support Action Against Hunger or a charity of their choice.
Action Against Hunger specialises in treating young children facing malnutrition, a disease which is responsible for almost half (45 percent) of all deaths of children under 5. In fact, malnutrition causes more deaths of young children than Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV combined.
Those pubs choosing to support the charity will be helping to save the lives of children who are facing life-threatening hunger.
More than 1,000 pubs have already signed up to take part, including two in the Denton and Reddish constituency – Fletchers Arms in Denton and Fairfield Arms in Audenshaw.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“The World’s Biggest Pub Quiz is a really fun way of raising money for worthy causes, but is also a fantastic way of supporting our local pubs.
“I’d encourage everyone to head to a pub that’s taking part to get involved.”
Matt White, Director of Fundraising at Action Against Hunger UK said:
“We are thrilled to have been chosen as the charity partner for PubAid’s “World’s Biggest Pub Quiz.
“Climate change and conflict has seen global hunger levels grow for the third consecutive year. This is incredibly concerning when you factor in the fact that almost half of all deaths of babies and young children are as a result of malnutrition.
“This is something that we need to be talking about and where better place to start that conversation than down the pub.
“Here’s hoping that lots of pubs choose to support our mission. Every £1 raised for Action Against hunger will pay for a days-worth of treatment for a child facing life-threatening hunger.”