CHARITY begins at home, so the saying goes. But customers and the owners of the Old Inn at Halwell believe in sharing.

Which is exactly what they did again at the first monthly charity quiz night of the year.

Four local good causes benefited from the generosity, knowledge and fun shared by all the teams at the events during 2015.

The Devon Air Ambulance Trust; Rowcroft Hospice, Torquay; National Coastwatch Institution; and the Greyhound Sanctuary have each received donations in the £850 handout.

The charities are chosen by the pub itself and each month’s quiz master, from different teams.

Landlords Juliet and Steve Freeman thanked all those who give up their time to take part and help with the running of the charity quizzes.

New teams are welcome to join in on the last Tuesday of every month, starting around 7.45pm.

‘A wide range of general knowledge is a good starting point but you’ll be surprise by just how much you know and, of course, it’s all a bit of fun and raises money for important local causes and organisations,’ said Juliet.

Teams are made up of four players who pay £2 each to enter and the quiz is followed by a draw, with prizes donated by the players and, of course, the Old Inn supper buffet.