We have a number of initiatives throughout the business to support a variety of local charities in Surrey and Hampshire that are close to our hearts and those of our customers.
We are currently supporting Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, Cherry Trees respite care home for disabled children, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and Help for Heroes.
We host 3 monthly networking events at our pubs, helping to build the local business communities and give insightful and motivating talks from a huge variety of fascinating guest speakers. All of the events are free to register, but we ask for a small donation on arrival to the pub’s local charity.
Each year we get a team of staff, suppliers, friends and customer together for a challenge, raising money for a one or two chosen charities.
In 2015, we had a 20 strong team train over the long winter months to run the Fleet Half Marathon in aid of Red Balloon and Phyllis Tuckwell where we raised £5,500.
2016 saw 4 teams of 10 complete the Red Mist Ramble; a 26.1 mile walk across the stunning but grueling Surrey countryside to raise £7,000 for Challengers and Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.
Our next challenge will completed in 2017 and will be tougher than anything we have done before…
Red Mist Ale
In 2014, Paul Griffiths, Manager of The Exchequer at the time, and enthusiastic brewer, teamed up with Andwell Brewery in Hook to create our own recipe Red Mist Ale, now available in all of our pubs. 20p of every pint of Red Mist Ale sold is donated to that pub’s local charity, on average, raising over £400 a month!
CherryFest Music Festival
CherryFest is our annual, fun-filled day of fantastic live music and great food and drink held at The Duke of Cambridge in May. In 2016, the event raised a whopping £7,500 for Cherry Trees charity through ticket sales, face painting, raffle tickets and loads more fundraising events on the day. Back for it’s 9th year in 2017, we’re planning for it to be bigger and better than ever…
Helping local fundraising events for schools and charities is a big part of our charitable support and we donate many meal vouchers and bottles of bubbles as raffle prizes throughout the year.
To find out more about our support of local charities, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org