North Bar Smashes Target and Raises £30k for St Gemma’s

We’re super proud to say that we’ve raised over £30,000 for local charity St Gemma’s Hospice through a year of fundraising activities. Since reaching our 20th anniversary in July 2017, staff from all seven of our venues have been involved in fundraising activities with an initial target of £20,000.

Our directors John Gyngell and Christian Townsley joined in the effort alongside the staff. John strapped on his running shoes and undertook the Great North Run, whereas Christian hopped on his bike and raised £3150 by cycling 140 miles from coast to coast. Preston Bar in Oakwood enlisted the help of regular customers to row across Windemere, Harriet who manages Alfred Bar in Meanwood jumped out of a plane, and North Brewing Co brewed a charity Session Pale as a permanent beer for all the bars. The charity beer raised £9,868.63 with 20p from every pint sold going to St Gemma’s Hospice.

We’ve proudly supported St Gemma’s Hospice for many years. Located just 5 minutes up the road from North Bar’s HQ, St Gemma’s provides expert care, support, advice and information for terminally ill patients and their families, carers and loved ones.

We are also pleased to announce that they will be partnering with global charity, Action Against Hunger, for 2018/19. This partnership will again be supported by a permanent charity beer on the taps across all 7 bars, with pop up fundraising events throughout the year.

Action Against Hunger is an international charity that has led the fight against hunger for almost 40 years across nearly 50 countries. In 2017, they helped more than 20 million people. Action Against Hunger in the UK has worked with the hospitality industry for almost 20 years. In recent years support for their cause has grown across the country, especially in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool.

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