Based on internet and telephone surveys involving 1500 pubs, the data showed that pubs in the country raised over £101m last year, which benefited 667 charities.
When applied to the industry as a whole, the data suggests that an estimated 77 per cent of the 60,000 pubs and bars in the UK carried out some kind of charitable activity in 2010. Out of those that didn’t, 90 per cent said they planned to contribute to charity in 2011.
While 90 per cent of pubs said they had a collection tin in their premises, 82 per cent also said that the charities they supported were linked to their local community.
“We are pleased that we now have quantifiable facts that can be used by our associations and supporters to show how important the pub is to the heart of our community and the charities that benefit,” said PubAid.