Licensed Trade Charity

The final spotlight: another LTC volunteer expresses how she's made a difference within the trade

How does the Licensed Trade Charity make a difference?

By Nicholas Robinson

In March, Age UK revealed that there are 1.4m chronically lonely older people in England, and many more across the rest of the UK, with the Christmas period only serving to magnifying the issue.

Talking to a friend: Jackie Parker, a Licensed Trade Charity volunteer, expresses her need to help others

How to overcome loneliness in the run-up to Christmas

By Nicholas Robinson

More than nine million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely but almost two-thirds feel uncomfortable admitting to it, according to research by the British Red Cross and Co-Op.

Friend on the line: Jo Navin advises how to reduce isolation and loneliness among former pub workers

Combating loneliness in the licensed trade

By Nicholas Robinson

Last year, Age UK found more than half a million older people in the UK expected to feel lonely at Christmas, and with less than a month until the big day this year, the spotlight turns to addressing the issue within the drinks trade.

A brighter future: Rebecca Hamilton with son Henry, whose life has changed around since he went to LVS Ascot school

Raising a family while being a publican

By Alice Leader

“My son was just in the wrong situation, the wrong environment, the wrong friendship group and this all conspired against him to make a very bad situation... ”

Money worries: last year, 60% of January enquiries to the LTC were from people seeking financial support

How pub workers can beat the January blues

By Stuart Stone

In light of seasonal splurging and early December paydays, the Licensed Trade Charity has issued a short guide to help pub workers beat January money blues.

Triumph: M&B's Caroline Davies and Billy Spong with the LTC Outstanding Corporate Contribution award

M&B triumphs at LTC awards

By Helen Gilbert

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has fought off competition from Fuller's, Shepherd Neame and Black Sheep Brewery to win at the Licensed Trade Charity’s (LTC) Annual Volunteer Awards.

Golden Lion pub wins LTC golf heat

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Golden Lion pub wins LTC golf heat

By Oli Gross

The Golden Lion in Luddesdown, Kent, claimed first place in the Licensed Trade Charity Golf Tournament’s fifth regional heat.

The winning team from The Ribs Of Beef are presented with their prizes (l-r: Rob Cockayne from Sidney Phillips, winning team Carl Foster, Roger Cawdron, Lenny Deathridge, Jim Clark, and organiser Mike Lorenz)


Ribs Of Beef rack up victory in LTC golf heat

By Mike Berry

The Ribs Of Beef pub golf team from Norwich is celebrating after becoming the latest team to qualify for the grand final of the Licensed Trade Charity 2015 golf tournament.

The LTC golf tournament is an important fundraiser for the industry


LTC golf tournament tees off

By Mike Berry

An exciting golf tournament for pubs and breweries has teed off, giving breweries, publicans and their customers the chance to play at fantastic courses across the country.

Roy Boulter: 'Very often publicans haven’t made provisions for life beyond the trade'

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Roy Boulter: Chairman, Licensed Trade Charity

By Ellie Bothwell

The Licensed Trade Charity does a lot more than offer financial help to those in or retired from the business. Ellie Bothwell finds out more about its work from chairman Roy Boulter