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 customers together for an annual challenge, raising money for one or two chosen charities.
In 2015, we had a 20-strong team who trained over the long winter months to run the Fleet Half Marathon in aid of Red Balloon and Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care where we raised £5,500. Then in 2016, 4 teams of 10 completed the Red Mist Ramble; a 26.1 mile walk across the stunning, but gruelling, Surrey countryside to raise £7,000 for Challengers and Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.
In 2017, a 16-strong team of not-so-seasoned climbers took on the 3 highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. We were thrilled to raise nearly £12,500 which was split evenly between the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
In 2018, a 20-strong team of walkers took on the greatest and most gruelling challenge yet, which was to walk the 86 miles of Hadrian’s Wall in just 3 days (it would usually take 5 days). We have, so far, raised over £22,000, which was £4,000 more than our goal! This money will be split evenly between Piggles Trust, Cherry Trees UK and the RAF Benevolent Fund. Find out more about this challenge here.
We would like to thank each and every person who has kindly sponsored us over the years, we couldn’t achieve this without you!
2018 Charity Challenge
In July 2018, we faced our toughest challenge to date, in aid of 3 local charities that we support. A team of 20 of us from Red Mist and 3 other companies we regularly work with, walked the entirety of Hadrian’s Wall; 86 miles in just 3 days (that’s right – 3 marathons!). Find out more and how you can support us here.
Red Mist Ale
Since 2014, we have been offering our own recipe Red Mist ale at all of our pubs and 20p of every pint sold is donated to that pub’s local charity, on average, raising over £400 a month!
Helping local fundraising events for schools and charities is a big part of our charitable support; 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 or to request a donation, please do get in touch (and provide as much information about the event and what you’re raising money for) at firstname.lastname@example.org