Stonegate Group raises £315k for British Heart Foundation

By Amelie Maurice-Jones contact

- Last updated on GMT

Stonegate Group has raised £315,000 for the British Heart Foundation
Stonegate Group has raised £315,000 for the British Heart Foundation

Related tags: Stonegate, Finance, Charity, Social responsibility, Pubco + head office

Stonegate Group has raised £315,000 for the British Heart Foundation through fundraising activities across its managed estate.

Throughout last year, more than 800 Stonegate Group managed sites have already taken part in fundraising to collect funds for the British Heart Foundation’s 60th​ birthday. 

The money raised by Stonegate Group will help fund vital research for those living with heart and circulatory conditions in the UK. 

Stonegate Group managing director Helen Charlesworth said the fundraising activity had been “excellent”, and everyone that participated should be “very proud” of their efforts. 

Togetherness and determination

“I am humbled by what they have achieved. Our pubs are centred around the community, and it has been outstanding to see the part both have played in raising money for a charity that is also part of the communities”, she added.  

“Taking into consideration the challenges we all faced last year, our teams have truly embodied togetherness and determination, which has been heart-warming to see. Well done all”. 

All sites took part in the Big Beat Quiz and Santa Dash at Parkrun events across the UK. The quiz took place in October, and individuals could take part in one of 623 managed Stonegate sites participating, with a £2,000 prize up for grabs for the winning team.  

Quizzers donated to the charity through the Stonegate’s JustGiving page throughout the night. 

The Santa Dash took place across 20 Park Run locations in the UK, with 48 managed Stonegate pubs participating. Before taking part, they completed over 855km running, jogging and walking in their Santa costumes and festive attire.  

Community support

Teams were supported by local communities, with awards granted for the fastest dash and best dressed dasher. 

British Heart Foundation partnerships manager Sarah Webb said: “We would like to thank everyone who took part in the activity to fund vital research, we are all very humbled by your efforts”. 

Over the past 60 years, the charity has funded discoveries, including research that enabled the UK’s first heart transplant, pacemakers, and genetic testing for inherited heart conditions. 

The funds raised by Stonegate will help the British Heart Foundation continue to find cures and treatments for the 7.6 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory diseases. 

Related topics: Other operators

Related news

Show more