Over £5,800 has been raised for local good causes this year by weekly quiz nights held at Burnham-On-Sea’s Ritz Social Club – and now local groups can book slots for 2019.

The club in Burnham’s Victoria Street holds weekly Friday quizzes for community groups and charities and has raised £5,843 so far during 2018.

Those that have received funding from the nights this year include: the Gateway Club, Children’s Hospice South West, BARB Search & Rescue and Hillview Carnival Club.

An average of £130 is raised on the evenings with the record standing at £344 for Burnham Sea Cadets.

Local clubs, societies, school PTAs, charities, local groups etc are now being invited to contact The Ritz Social Club to reserve now taking bookings for dates from May 2019.

Manager Paul Hale told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “We are really pleased to be able to offer local groups the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing night out and to raise a substantial amount for their good cause at the same time.”

“We organise everything, from supplying the questions, the quizmaster, and organising the raffle. All the good cause has to do is promote the quiz within their group, supply a few raffle prizes and enjoy the evening.”

“Our target for 2019 is £7000 – so if your group or charity wants to share in this please contact us ASAP as the dates book quickly. You may reserve up to two dates through the year.”

The quiz is family-friendly, hand-out rounds are given out at 8pm, and the questions start promptly at 8.30pm, ending about 10.30pm.  Teams of up to six are invited to arrive from 7.45pm.

Admission is £1 per person. The quiz is open to all so if fancy a family friendly pub quiz on a Friday night the Ritz will give you a warm welcome.

All the money raised on the night goes to the visiting charity or group and the winning team gets a token prize.

If you would like your group or charity to be booked in for a future date or just want more info – please email mikebarsby21@gmail.com or text Mike on 07936538263.