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Local Charity Partners

Since 2012 our team members have voted for our Charity Partners, where Hall & Woodhouse commit to raising over £100,000 each year for our chosen charities.

Local Air Ambulances were elected as our charity partner for 2018 to 2020, following over 950 team member votes.  This partnership was unique because it involved not one, but eight individual air ambulance charities coming together as equal beneficiaries.

Previous Charity Partners:

  • £280,074 raised for Local Air Ambulances (2018 – 2020)
  • £218,245 raised for Together for Short Lives (2016 – 2018)
  • £248,237 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support (2014 – 2016)
  • £229,062 raised for Naomi’s House & Jack’s Place (2012 – 2014)

 

Hall and Woodhouse have now raised over £1,000,000 for its chosen charities in nine years.

Doing our bit

During a year like no other, through times of uncertainty, disruption and sadness there are stories of wonderful acts of human kindness.  Our H&W Family are a testament to this.  Even with the forced closure of our pubs some inspirational team came up with their own innovative ways to continue fundraising for good causes.  Most notable is Richard Curtis, General Manager at the Portsmouth Arms, Basingstoke.  Richard’s lockdown daily virtual pub quiz earnt him a Guinness World record for the longest continuous pub quiz, with over 835,000 having tuned in from across the globe in the process.  Richard’s quizzing fundraising efforts have since earnt him a tally of 7 significant awards.

Richard’s achievements were crowned by him being recognised by her Majesty in the 2021 New Year’s honours list with a British Empire Medal. He brought his community together to stay safe and have fun while managing to raise £70,000 for 17 local charities in and around Basingstoke during 2020.

To hear more from Richard on his amazing fundraising achievements CLICK HERE

Pub Charity Partnerships

October 2020 saw the launch of our new local Pub Charity Partnerships.  With each of our Managed Houses choosing to team up with their own individual local charity partner.  These relationships will remain in place until the end of September 2022.

Our pub teams will work collaboratively with their chosen charity partner to fundraise in a variety of ways such as: pub quizzes, sponsored events, baking cakes, fancy dress and family fun days.

We also look forward to the return of our annual Dorset Beer Festival, held at our Badger Brewery in Blandford Forum, which has raised over £40,000 in five years.

 

Interested in partnering with us?

Any charity interested in finding out more about how they might become a local Pub Charity Partner with Hall & Woodhouse, should view our Community Chest page and its application process, which will re-open in 2022.

For all other general charity related enquiries please email our team at:

[email protected].