Charitable pubs across the UK are being urged to get their entries in as the Charity Pub of the Year competition returns.

Organised by PubAid and the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG) and sponsored by Matthew Clark, the competition seeks to recognise pubs that go the extra mile in their support of charities and good causes.

As well as money raised, judges are also looking for other involvement, such as hosting meetings for local groups, offering meals as raffle prizes or doing good work in the community, such as litter picking or helping elderly residents.

Co-founder of PubAid, Des O'Flanagan said: "We're delighted to be running this competition again, and are grateful to the involvement of Matthew Clark, whose support makes these awards possible.

"Whatever size of pub you run, whether you raise money for a national charity or a local cause, or support your local community in other ways, please think about entering and receiving recognition for the great work done by you, your team and your customers."

David Philips, managing director at Matthew Clark, said: "The support provided by pubs up and down the land for charities and worthy causes is hugely impressive, with licensees and their teams frequently putting in many additional hours to organise fundraising events and similar, on top of the demands of running a pub.

"They certainly deserve recognition and we are proud to be sponsoring these awards for a second year."

Mike Wood, MP for Dudley South and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, said: "We had some fantastic entries for this award last year.

"It was truly humbling to learn about the amazing things that pubs do to support charities and local community groups. We are really looking forward to seeing this year's entrants and welcoming the shortlisted pubs to a celebration of their achievements in the autumn."

Pubs can enter online on the PubAid website before the closing date of Monday, September 30. Entries need to be endorsed by the pub's local MP, but this can be sought by the PubAid and APPBG teams after submission of the form.

All finalists will be invited, with their MP, to attend a reception in London, where the overall winner will be announced.

It is the second year the competition has run. The 2018 Charity Pub of the Year competition attracted 69 entries and was won by The Logan Rock, in Treen, Cornwall.

The eight pubs shortlisted for last year's award have together raised £1m for charity over the last 10 years, contributing to the £100m raised by the UK's pubs every year.