Licensees are being urged to put the date in their diaries for the return of the World's Biggest Pub Quiz.

Taking place between March 8-12, the fundraising initiative is organised by PubAid to raise money for charities, including their official charity partner Action Against Hunger UK.

More than 400 pubs have already signed up and PubAid has set a target of recruiting 2,000 by March. Last year, more than 1,500 pubs took part, raising £230,000, and since the quiz was launched in 2016, it has raised a total of £750,000.

Licensees who register will receive a free quiz pack, including two sets of quiz questions, posters and social media assets to encourage customers to come along and join in.

Pubs are free to fundraise for a charity of their choosing, and those unsure are encouraged to raise money for Action Against Hunger, who treat more children facing life-threatening hunger than any other charity.

Co-founder of PubAid, Des O'Flanagan, said: "The quiz is easy for pubs to host and promote, a lot of fun for the customers who take part, and a great way to support a charity. We're confident of hitting our sign up target by March and look forward to seeing even more money raised for charities, including Action Against Hunger."

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. Here's hoping that lots of pubs will take this opportunity to support our mission of a world where no child dies of hunger."

To register, please visit www.pubaid.com/quiz.