Rose of Mossley awarded Charity Pub of the Year

By Nikkie Thatcher

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Rose in bloom: finalists gathered at the Tattershall Castle pub where the Rose of Mossley was crowned winner
Rose in bloom: finalists gathered at the Tattershall Castle pub where the Rose of Mossley was crowned winner

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The Rose of Mossley pub was presented with the Charity Pub of the Year Award last night (20 November) at PubAid’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Licensee Mari Woods has been at the Liverpool pub, which she has on a Greene King tenancy, for 30 years, raising an estimated £250,000 for local charities and good causes.

She is supported by the Friends of the Rose of Mossley – a group of regulars who help organise fundraising events.

Huge difference

Richard Hayhoe, marketing director at drinks distributor Matthew Clark, which sponsors the award, said: “The Rose of Mossley shows how a pub can make a huge, positive difference to the lives of people in its local area.

“Woods and her team work tirelessly to keep the pub at the heard of its community, offering financial, practical and emotional help to local charities, groups and individuals.

“We are delighted to name the Rose of Mossley as our Charity Pub of the Year 2019.”

All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group honorary secretary Paul Hegarty outlined the judging process behind the competition and what made the Merseyside pub stand out.

Far from easy

He said: “The Rose of Mossley’s unstinting determination to support its local community makes it a worthy winner.

“Choosing the Charity Pub of the Year was far from easy and all our finalists have shown incredible community spirit, commitment and creativity in their support for local and national charities. They should all be very proud of reaching the finals.”

About 100 PubAid supporters from brewers, pubcos, suppliers, media and charities as well as the Charity Pub of the Year finalists gathered on the Tattershall Castle pub, on the River Thames, London.

PubAid co-founder Des O’Flanagan said: “In the decade since we started PubAid, pubs have raised an estimated £1bn for hundreds of charities and local causes. They are also providing a lifeline to grassroots sport, with financial and in-kind support worth an estimated £40m a year.

“By conducting the research to uncover these very impressive figures, and then communicating them to a broad audience, PubAid has helped to reshape public perceptions of pubs. We’re delighted that they are now more widely recognised as a force for good in local communities and broader society.”

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