Charity fundraising Pub of the Year shortlist announced

By Stuart Stone

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Good causes: according to PubAid, UK pubs raise more than £100m for charity every year
Good causes: according to PubAid, UK pubs raise more than £100m for charity every year
A final shortlist for the inaugural All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group and PubAid ‘Charity fundraising pub of the year’ award has been announced ahead of a ceremony at the House of Commons on 17 April.

MP for Dudley South and chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, Mike Wood, commented: "UK pubs raise more than £100m for charity every year and the quality of these entries demonstrates just why.

“Sixty-nine pubs entered in total and it was extremely difficult to choose just eight to go forward to the final.

"Many entrants had been supporting good causes for decades and raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for national and local charities. 

“They were highly imaginative in the way that they involved their regulars and staff in their charitable activity. This highlights once again why pubs are the heart of communities the length and breadth of the country".

The nominated pubs are:

  • The Barrels, Hereford, Herefordshire
  • The Swan, Thornbury, Bristol
  • The Crown, Radnage, Buckinghamshire
  • The Well Parc Hotel, Trevone, Padstow, Cornwall
  • The Logan Rock, Treen, Penzance, Cornwall
  • The New Inn, Enderby, Leicester
  • The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, London
  • The Lord Nelson, Urmston, Manchester

Founded in 2009, PubAid recently raised £100,000 for Prostate Cancer UK through their nationwide World’s Biggest Pub Quiz​ event, which saw more than 1,000 pubs participate in charity quizzes.

In addition, as reported by The Morning Advertiser​, JD Wetherspoon​ revealed that it had raised £15m in support of teenage cancer charity Clic Sargent since 2002, while the Alchemist managed to attract young job candidates with their Currency for Kindness​ community scheme.

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