Masham’s White Bear Hotel takes part in “world’s biggest pub quiz” for flood victims

A Masham hotel is one of more than 500 venues nationwide hoping to break a world record at the same time as raising money for victims of the recent floods.

The White Bear Hotel will be one of the hosts of PubAid’s “World’s Biggest Pub Quiz”, being staged from 7.30pm on Sunday, February 7.

Each participating venue will nominate their own charities to support, and the T&R Theakston Ltd venue has chosen to donate all the proceeds to the victims of the recent devastating floods.

In addition, one of the beers customers will be urged to buy the specially-brewed Theakston’s Noah’s Ark Ale, of which 10p from every pint sold will also go to support the affected communities.

The ale is 4.3 per cent ABV, amber, full-bodied bitter in the classic pale ale style, having a distinct citrus taste and scent.

Sue Thomas, general manager of the White Bear Hotel, said: “For many people whose properties were flooded on Boxing Day, the clean up continues. A large number are still unable to return to their homes and business because the damage caused by the flood water was so great.

“Whilst the brewery is playing its part in supporting the victims via its Noah’s Ark Ale, we are now going to do our bit by participating in this giant, charity pop quiz.

“The quiz will take between 60 and 90 minutes, and all the money we raise will be donated to the organisations coordinating the flood relief efforts.

“These are the Community Foundations in Cumbria, Yorkshire, and Lancashire, and in the north east of Scotland, through the Prince’s Countryside Fund.”

In addition to raising money for hundreds of charities nationwide, organisers are hoping the event will gain a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest multi venue quiz.

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