As anticipation builds towards next month’s Publican Awards, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA) can reveal an exciting piece of news ahead of the 25th anniversary of the sector’s flagship awards.
The PMA has teamed up with Prostate Cancer UK as its charity partner for the awards. During the past year, the PMA has helped promote the charity’s Men United Arms campaign, which calls on pubs to transform themselves into fundraising venues and raise awareness of the disease that kills about 10,000 men every year in the UK.
The charity said more than 800 pubs across the country got involved in the campaign last year, raising a phenomenal £93,000.
PMA editor Ed Bedington said: “It’s great to reveal this tie-up with such a respected charity. I’m sure our guests on the night will show their generosity to this worthwhile cause.”
James Beeby, director of fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We’re honoured to be chosen as charity partner for the Publican Awards 2016, especially in it’s 25th anniversary year.
“Last year, we asked pubs up and down the country to rebrand as the Men United Arms and get fundraising and awareness raising activities going. We’re working with indies and breweries to ensure many more Men United Arms will pop up in 2016 to carry on the good work.
“It’s thanks to the amazing support of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser that we’ve been able to promote our work and reach new supporters. These awards are the ones to win for pub companies, and we wish all finalists the best of luck.”
Bedington added: “We have some other special surprises planned for the awards night and our sponsors will be pulling out all the stops to mark the 25th anniversary of the Publican Awards. We look forward to a great night of celebrating the best the pub sector has to offer.”
Judging for the awards, in association with Sky, has almost been completed with the final panel judging day set to take place in London next week.
This year, the awards will be held at a fantastic new venue — Battersea Evolution on Tuesday 15 March. For more details about the night and to book tickets call Jo Horton on 01293 610403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.