Photo: Hall & Woodhouse staff and air ambulance crew celebrate their partnership to raise funds for eight local air ambulance charities
Leading independent brewer, Hall & Woodhouse, is delighted to announce it has chosen eight local air ambulance charities as its charity partner for the next two years.
Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, Devon Air Ambulance, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, Great Western Air Ambulance, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, London's Air Ambulance, Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Wiltshire Air Ambulance are all set to be equal beneficiaries of the fundraising partnership.
Fifty-one Hall & Woodhouse public houses are taking part in supporting the life-saving charities, with an aim of raising in the region of £250,000 over the two year period. This will be achieved through a number of fundraising activities organised by each of the local public houses, such as quiz nights, sponsored events, fun days and sports tournaments. All monies raised will be equally split between each charity, enabling them to fund the cost of missions, further enhance their operations or purchase new items of specialist equipment.
Lucinda Gray, sixth generation of the Woodhouse family and Charity Champion at Hall & Woodhouse, said: "As a company that places the community at the heart of our business, supporting worthy causes is very important to Hall & Woodhouse. These local air ambulance charities cover the counties where our public houses are located and each of them work tirelessly to care for critically ill or injured patients within our community. We are extremely proud to have so many of our public houses backing the partnership and supporting this wonderful cause.
"Having raised a phenomenal £248,000 for Macmillan in 2013/14, and then in excess of £210,000 for Together for Short Lives in 2016/17 (final number yet to be confirmed), I know our team and guests will do everything they can to exceed these totals over the next two years."
Julie Clare, Head of Corporate Relations at Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, said: "We are delighted that the team at Hall & Woodhouse voted to support us. This is a new and exciting partnership that will allow us to reach out to so many people in the local community."
Fundraising for the air ambulance charities begun at the start of February 2018 and in March, some of the public houses will be taking part in "The World's Biggest Pub Quiz", an event being led by PubAid.
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