Pub serves 'mocktails of hope’ to charity walkers

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Charity support: Tim Green and Cairan St Ledger from Brain Tumour Research are pictured with Still & Hope pub manager Daniel Bowden
Charity support: Tim Green and Cairan St Ledger from Brain Tumour Research are pictured with Still & Hope pub manager Daniel Bowden

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A Portsmouth pub served ‘mocktails of hope’ to fundraisers who walked miles for brain tumour research.

The Still & West put its support behind the Walk of Hope event in the region last Saturday (Saturday 29 September). The walk saw around 200 participants raise money for the Brain Tumour Research charity.

Participants started from the pub and opted for a walk of either 4.3 miles or 7.2 miles, taking in the entrance of the harbour and the city’s cobbled streets.

September saw many other cities take part in the walks, but the Portsmouth event was the first walk held on the south coast.

'Great atmosphere'

Debbie Bowden, events manager at the Fuller’s pub said: “We were thrilled to support all the dedicated supporters involved in the walk and it was a great atmosphere on the day.

“The ‘Mocktails of Hope’ went down a treat and it was very moving to hear the stories of those involved, many of whom had been affected by a brain tumour. It was a really special event.”

The non-alcoholic drinks were made with a mix of orange juice and cranberry juice with Grenadine syrup added to make the mocktail the same bright pink as the charity.

Worthy cause

Tim Green, senior community fundraising manager at Brain Tumour Research, said: “We are very grateful to the Still & West for supporting the Walk of Hope. Brain tumours are indiscriminate, they can affect anyone at any age.

“What’s more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet historically just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.”

The charity funds a series of centres of excellence, including a centre at the University of Portsmouth.

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