Craft Union breaks records with charity toy appeal

Toy cheer from Craft Union

By Ed Bedington

Community focused pub group Craft Union is celebrating another year of charity success having brought joy to children and their families last December.

Heineken teams up with Marmalade Trust to tackle loneliness

£90,000 raised to help tackle loneliness

By Ed Bedington

A charity to help solve the challenges of loneliness has been given a £90,000 boost thanks to a glittering gala ball hosted by Heineken UK.

What's in the news 16 June

Review of the Week

Reasons to be cheerful

By Ed Bedington

The MA's Ed Bedington caught up with the BII's Steve Alton to take a look at the week's events, from epic cycle rides to positive news on business rates and beyond.

£1 please: Operators encouraged to join fundraising efforts (Getty/ Ika84)

Call for operators to fundraise for Ukraine

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

Staff at the Piano Works, central London have called for operators to unite and fundraise for the people of Ukraine who are suffering from lack of shelter, safety, water and food.

Get your team ready: This year's World's Biggest Pub Quiz set for highest levels of pub participation

More than 500 pubs register for World’s Biggest Pub Quiz

By Amelie Maurice-Jones

More than 500 pubs have signed up to the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz, running from 9 to 15 May, with organiser PubAid confident this year’s event would hit an all-time high in pub participation, and money raised for charity.

Pedalling for Pubs has almost reached its fundraising milestone of £150,000: Participants will cycle across Jordan in challenging conditions for charity this March

Pedalling for Pubs raises almost £150,000

By Rebecca Weller

Charity cycle event Pedalling for Pubs has almost reached its fundraising milestone of £150,000, having reached £146,000 as of Tuesday 18 January.

Building bridges: the fundraiser has accepted the pub’s apology and donation after he was asked to leave during his charity walk (image credit;

‘Speedo Mick’ accepts Punch’s apology

By Alice Leader

An unfortunate misunderstanding that resulted in an avid Speedo-wearing fundraiser being asked to leave a pub during his 1,000-mile charity walk, has been resolved.

Community spirit: the charity is aiming for 1.5m people to register as potential stem cell and bone marrow donors

Pubs ‘thinking pink’ for stem cell drive

By Emily Hawkins

Pub operators will help a charity recruit stem cell and bone marrow donors this summer, with businesses including Fuller’s, Yummy Pubs and Cirrus Inns set to rally customers.

Pack of goodies: actor Joe Dempsie donates Game of Thrones hamper to pub

'Exclusive' Game of Thrones hamper donated to pub for fundraiser

By Georgina Townshend

A Nottingham pub has been given a hamper of exclusive Game of Thrones (GoT) goodies – including items signed by stars Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) – for its four-day bank holiday fundraiser.

Fundraising: Some of the ACI Charity Leaders who helped raise the £21,000 total with more than £10,000 going to Macmillan

ACI raises more than £20,000 for local charities

By Georgina Townshend

Anglian Country Inns (ACI) has accomplished a year-long goal after deciding to “do something special” during its 20th birthday year - raise £20,000 for local charities across its seven outlets in Hertfordshire and Norfolk.

Self-help: Visit Manchester is calling for pubs to apply

Rural pubs urged: make grant bids

By Gurjit Degun

Rural pubs in Greater Manchester are being encouraged to apply for a new grant of up to £60,000 to fund any new refurbishments and developments....

Business Charity Awards: pubs stand a chance to win

Pub charity awards scheme launched

By Lesley Foottit

Pubs stand to be rewarded for contributions to charity through the new Business Charity Awards scheme. Third Sector magazine and the Institute of...

Help the helpers

Help the helpers

Following the highly successful fundraiser at the ALMR lunch, the Licensed Trade Charity is appealing for support at the start of an ambitious year...