A popular pub event has turned into a fundraising initiative to purchase a minibus for a local children’s charity.

The Salutation Inn, in Pontargothi, has been holding a charity event every month in the form of a curry and quiz night where teams battle it out, and the winning team chooses a charity to support for the following month.

Three months ago, quiz team Cerri’s Heroes won and decided to raise funds for Carmarthen Breakthro, an independent charity in Nantgaredig which helps children with disabilities and their families.

The not-for-profit organisation provides leisure, social and fun activities for children aged between four and 18 with additional needs who around the Carmarthen area.

Landlord Adam Hensley said: “I presented the charity’s co-ordinator Emyr Beynon with £330 raised on the night.

“Emyr took to the microphone and told the audience that the money will go towards Breakthro’s minibus fund, which they have to raise around £20,000 for a specially adapted bus.”

Since that quiz evening in the summer, every winning team has decided to keep the same charity.

Almost £1,000 has been raised by the teams in three months, and it doesn’t looks like it’s stopping there.

“This month Castell Howeller’s came first place and have kept the new traditional alive and have chosen Carmarthen Breakthro to be the recipient charity for December’s curry and quiz night,” added Adam.

Participants pay £10 entry fee with £5 going towards the chosen charity.

The winners are rewarded with a two-course Sunday lunch at The Salutation Inn with a value of £100 and second place winners walk away with a case of beer.

Carmarthen Breakthro co-ordinator Emyr Beynon said: “We have already raised a couple of thousand pounds in under six months by taking part in different fundraising activities.

“We would like to thank The Salutation Inn and the teams for their donations and we hope to purchase a new mini bus to able to take more children out on day trips and fun outings.

“We are hosting more events in the new year to boost our fund.”