Hall & Woodhouse (H&W) is set to donate 50% of net sales generated in its Managed Houses on Tuesday 14th November to select charities as part of its 2023 fundraising programme. Having already donated and raised over £300,000 for local causes this year, the activity is expected to result in a donation of at least £70,000. The funds from the Charity Day will be split between mental health foundation, Mind, and The British Red Cross Disaster Fund Appeal.
As part of its fundraising activities in 2023, H&W was again the headline sponsor of, and operated all bars for, the three-day family festival, Teddy Rocks which raises funds to help fight children’s cancer and provide support for affected families. With the H&W team volunteering their time free of charge, the total amount from sponsorship and profits from the bars donated to the Festival was nearly £140,000.
Anthony Woodhouse, Chairman of Hall & Woodhouse, said: “At Hall & Woodhouse, our purpose is to make people’s day and enrich our communities, whether it’s through a fabulous guest experience at our pubs, or our involvement with local fundraising. It’s a privilege to support charities and the vital projects that make such a difference.
“While we enjoy annual events that provide direct funding for local people and good causes, we’re also aware of the need for urgent support happening across the country, and the world. We recognise that it’s our duty to do all we can to help where necessary.”
Earlier this year, H&W also ran the bars at TANKFEST, which took place at Dorset’s Tank Museum, with profits in the amount of £18,000 donated to the Tank Museum. The funds helped to preserve its collection of military paraphernalia and vehicles which play an important role in educating people and enabling them to remember the role of the tanks and those who served within them. As well as each Managed House continuing to raise money for local good causes, The Dorset Beer Festival raised over £10,000 for Dorset Mind. Other activities throughout the year included sponsorship of Wimborne Folk Festival, Weymouth SEAFEST, and Dorchester Literature Festival.
The well-known H&W Community Chest will also be presenting its awards aggregating £50,000 to local organisations early next year.
On passing a total of £300,000 to date, Anthony Woodhouse added: “Raising such a significant sum with the rest of the year still to come is a huge achievement. We’re incredibly proud of the entire H&W Family and want to thank each and every member of the team for their efforts so far this year. We hope to surpass the 2022 total of £600,000, another step toward reaching our goal of donating and raising £1million per annum by 2027.”