Hall & Woodhouse team are proud to have helped raise a total of £126,389.56 through various charity partnerships over the course of the past charity year.
The money raised has brought the company’s total fundraising figure over the past decade to a staggering £1,103,000.
Lucinda Gray, Community Relationships Manager at Hall & Woodhouse, said: “We could not be prouder of the incredible efforts shown by our team and what they have collectively achieved over the past charity year. To be able to take the total money raised in the last decade to over £1million is an extraordinary milestone, and I thank all our team for their ambition and dedication to make this happen.”
October 2020 saw Hall & Woodhouse launch its local pub charity partnerships, where each Managed House team and the team based at the brewery selected their own charity partner to support within their local community.
Pubs across the south took part in a number of events and activities to raise money for their charity partners, such as a Guinness World Record-breaking pub quiz, and a challenging group paddleboarding excursion.
£1,867 was raised for Dorset Mind by Hall & Woodhouse team member Jon Mead, by cycling to each of the company’s 50 pubs in Dorset. Jon cycled over 350km over the course of his challenge, which took over 19 hours to complete.
The Crown Hotel in Blandford raised £1,300 for the Blandford Foodbank by hosting a night of live music with Meatloaf tribute act, Meet Loaf, performing the band’s greatest hits.
Additionally, almost £18,000 was collected through Hall & Woodhouse’s charity dish initiative, which can be found on the menu at all its Managed Houses. The Steak and Tanglefoot Ale Pie proved to be a popular dish with 25p from each pie bought going straight to the pub’s chosen charity partner.
Lucinda Gray added: “Hall & Woodhouse is committed to enriching the communities within which we operate, and we are constantly looking for new ways to reach out to those who need our support. Our pub teams have faced many challenges over the last few years and yet they continued to prioritise charity fundraising activities because it is simply the right thing to do and our guests have responded generously in support.
“Our teams are excitedly making ambitious plans with their charity partners for the year ahead to ensure we raise even more money in 2022. Activities include the return of our own Dorset Beer Festival to be held at the brewery on Saturday 25th June with all profits from this event going to Dorset Mind.”