Virtual pub quizzes raise money for Ludlow Food Bank

This article is more than 5 months old. Please read this page keeping its age in mind.

Virtual pub quizzes have soared in popularity during the national lockdown and one Ludlow woman is hosting quizzes with a difference – and they’re all for charity.

Ceri Saunders
Ceri Saunders

Ceri Saunders, of Ludlow, is working with the town’s Compasses pub to host regular pub quizzes in aid of Ludlow Food Bank.

The 29-year-old, who also hosts the venue’s monthly smartphone Speedquizzing quiz, said: “Obviously we were disappointed when we learned that pubs across the country were closing down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“But after it became clear we could no longer run our regular quizzes in the pub, I decided to team up with Jess Lucas, licensee at The Compasses, to think outside the box and host the quizzes through Zoom – and raise money for charity in the process.”

The journalist added: “Ludlow Food Bank has been working around the clock to provide for those most in need in our community at this really difficult time, so for me, it was a no-brainer that they would be the charity we’d like to donate to.”

Since Ceri hosted the first quiz on April 5, the team has raised more than £500 for the Food Bank, and hopes to raise even more before lockdown is over – or even beyond.

She continued: “They’ve been really good fun and give people something to look forward to while they’re stuck inside. But as long as we continue to raise money, this might be something that we continue.

“It’s easy to get involved, too – you just need an internet connection, the Zoom app and some pen and paper.”

The team’s last quiz was sponsored by Shropshire Hills Distillery – creators of Ludlow Gin – with punters being automatically entered into a prize draw for a bottle of limited edition gin.

The next quiz is kindly sponsored by both Ludlow Farm Shop, in Bromfield, on the town’s outskirts, and Indian restaurant Golden Moments, based in the town centre. 

They are offering vouchers worth £20 and £30 respectively – with Golden Moments also offering a bottle of wine.

“Obviously, the prize draw is a bonus,” she added, “but of course our main aim is to raise as much as possible for charity.

“We want as many people to take part as possible – so please register your interest with me to take part.”

The next virtual pub quiz takes place on May 10. To get involved, message Ceri on Facebook ( and register your interest, or search ‘Compasses Virtual Pub Quiz’ on Facebook to find out more about the next event.

Shropshire Live
Shropshire Live has been providing Shropshire with independent news and entertainment since 2009. Send us your news to or call 01743 818 095. For advertising information call Fiona on 01743 816 817.
Advertise with us for £50 per week

Advertisement Feature

Have you future proofed your business?

Preparing your business for the future is as important as focussing on the here and now.
- Advertising -
Advertise with Shropshire Live for £50 per week
A firefighter works to remove the broken glass panel. Image: Craig Jackson / @SFRS_cjackson

Shrewsbury town centre road closed as glass falls from shopping centre

A Shrewsbury town centre road was closed to traffic and pedestrians today after glass fell from a panel at the rear of the Darwin Shopping Centre.

Man charged with Telford assault

A man has been charged with assault after an attack that took place in Arleston in Telford on Sunday. The incident occurred at around 1.30pm on Sunday 20 September...

New drive-in mobile testing unit to open in Telford

A coronavirus drive-in mobile testing unit is set to open in Telford and Wrekin at Randlay Valley Car Park today.
Shropshire Academy cricketers line up in their new training kit with Brad Thornton, front left, the NBC Group’s head of purchasing, and company director Peter Thornton

Shropshire’s Academy cricketers receive new training kit thanks to the support of NBC Group

Promising cricketers representing Shropshire County Cricket Club’s Academy have a smart new training kit thanks to the generous sponsorship of a county company.

Match Report: Shrewsbury Town 3 – 0 Newcastle United U21

Shrewsbury Town begin their EFL Trophy campaign with a convincing win against Newcastle United’s U21 side.

Match Preview: Shrewsbury Town V Newcastle United U21

Shrewsbury Town open their EFL Trophy campaign with a home match against Newcastle’s developmental side.
- Advertising -

New website service to help small businesses compete online

Professionally-built websites are set to become an affordable option for small businesses thanks to Telford website experts.
Charlotte Rogerson

New partner appointed at Berrys Shrewsbury office

Property, business and planning firm Berrys has appointed a new partner at its Shrewsbury office.
Reech Head of Design Adam Preece with Simon MacDonald

Reech Media launches new website and branding for Ultimate

Reech Media has launched a new brand and website for Shrewsbury based fitness and events company, Ultimate.
The pop-up shop at the Greenhous West Midlands Showground is open this weekend

Rural Charity creates giant pop-up shop

Shropshire’s Rural Charity has created a pop-up shop at the Greenhous West Midlands Showground to help clear some of the donations it has received.
Penelope Timmis

Shropshire Artist’s work included in prestigious Royal Academy event in London

A professional Shropshire artist has had her work auctioned at the annual Private View of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London this September.
Breakfast presenter James Levett (left) in the Gorgeous FM studio

New LGBTQA+ radio station prepares to launch across Shropshire

A brand new LGBTQA+ radio station is set to launch on digital radio across Shropshire later this month.
- Advertising -
The Iron Bridge will be illuminated on both Saturday and Sunday evening

Iron Bridge and the Gorge to be lit up this weekend

As part of the popular “Festival of Imagination”, people can see a ‘night of light’ in Ironbridge this weekend, celebrating the area’s World Heritage Site status.
Jan Park, Vice Chair, in her studio

Art trail extended with new exhibition after record-breaking year

The Secret Severn Art Trail is being extended with an exciting new exhibition after the number of visitors and sales of artists’ work for the 10-day event broke all previous years’ records.
Traders in around The Square have said the music has been a great success

Music in The Square extended into September

Live music in the centre of Shrewsbury has been declared an outstanding success, with the scheme being extended into September.
Karen Lee and Sian Ryan of The Walnut celebrating the awards

Wellington’s Walnut wins national award

Staff at a Wellington restaurant are celebrating after hearing it has won two top accolades.
Beth Heath of Shropshire Hamper Company

New hamper company celebrates great Shropshire food

Shropshire Festivals are bringing local food companies together with the launch of the Shropshire Hamper Company in time for Christmas gift buying.
The Furnace Kitchen

Furnace Kitchen wins major award

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s Furnace Kitchen run by celebrity chef Marcus Bean has scooped a major award.
- Advertisment -

Advertisement Feature


few clouds
12.1 ° C
12.8 °
11.1 °
58 %
20 %
12 °
11 °
12 °
18 °
14 °
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Latest Articles

- Advertisment -