Every year we set ourselves a challenge in an effort to raise much needed funds for great local charities, and this year, our charity challenge is going to be tougher than ever!
We are teaming up with Hampshire based Mozzo Coffee and Tilford based 1st Call Tree Surgeons to raise funds for two fantastic local charities that some of our pubs support; Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
In July, a 16-strong team of not-so-seasoned climbers will take on the 3 highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. On day 1 we will tackle Ben Nevis in Scotland, the highest of the 3 peaks at 1345m, before climbing Scafell Pike in England (978m) and Snowden in Wales (1085m), on day 2.
This is no mean feat; the gruelling schedule won’t allow for much sleep or rest between the climbs, but we are excited to take on the challenge in support of the wonderful work these 2 charities do each and every day.
How we’re raising money..
Throughout March we donated 50p from every pie sold at all of our pubs to the 3 Peaks fundraising pot, raising nearly £1,000 towards our £10,000 target. So, a big thank you to all those pie lovers out there who did their bit to help!
April sees us team up with the wonderful Hogs Back Brewery who have crafted ‘3 Peaks Ale’ which will be available throughout the month at all Red Mist pubs, with 20p from every pint sold going towards our fundraising target.
A great burger is a staple of any proper British pub so throughout May we will be donating 25p of every burger sold across the business (that’s a lot of burgers!) to the growing pot, so tuck in and feel good about it!
The main event…
After months of training, and lots of personal fundraising, July is when the team, and support crew, will be tackling the main event! We’ll be sure to keep you updated on our social media pages (don’t worry, we won’t show the blisters)!
Every donation counts, however big or small, and will help Rainbow Trust and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance continue their great work, as well as spur us on when our legs turn to jelly on the descent of Scafell Pike!
Thank you for each and every donation; your support is greatly appreciated and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date with our training and of course, our progress on the challenge itself.