Category: Marie Curie

Brakspear raises £42,000 for Marie Curie

Brakspear raises £42,000 for Marie Curie

Henley-based pub operator and brewer Brakspear has raised more than £42,000 for the terminal illness charity Marie Curie over the last 18 months, thanks to enthusiastic and determined fundraising by teams in their 130 pubs and at head office. Marking the end of the charity partnership, which started in March 2017, Brakspear presented a final…

Pubs raise funds for Marie Curie

Pubs raise funds for Marie Curie

Our fundraising for Marie Curie has now passed £20,000.  Well done and thanks to all the pubs who have helped to reach this impressive sum. TOP 5 FUNDRAISERS Chequers, Berrick Salome £3223 Potters Arms £1585 Saracens Head £1070 Coachmakers Arms £1000 Horseshoe  £323 The Chequers at Berrick Salome raised an amazing £3,098 at their Garden…

How Marie Curie help

How Marie Curie help

Louise Stacey lost her Mum, Pat Forsyth,  to bowel cancer in 2010 and since then she has fundraised  for Marie Curie by collecting during the Great Daffodill Appeal and organising  coffee and pamper events.  She credits the Marie Curie nurses as giving her strength and making a difference to the end of her Mum’s life. …

Marie Curie fundraising passes £20,000

Marie Curie fundraising passes £20,000

At the start of 2018, our fundraising total for Marie Curie stands at just over £20,000. Thanks to everyone who has helped us reach this sum – and please carry on the good work. Take inspiration from the campaigns and fundraising suggestions from Marie Curie below. March: Great Daffodil Appeal Marie Curie’s biggest fundraising campaign…

Stein time at Potters Arms’ Oktoberfest

Stein time at Potters Arms’ Oktoberfest

The inaugural Oktoberfest night at The Potters Arms was a big hit with customers. The mid-October event featured a oompah band, outside bar serving beers including Kozel and Maltsmiths’ Bavarian style pilsner and food including Bratwurst and pork schnitzel. The pub also had Potters Arms’ branded stein glasses which customers paid a £5 deposit, with…

Marathon Man

Marathon Man

Dean Bigley, GM at the Bull on Bell Street in Henley, is in training for the London Marathon after securing a place to run the event in aid of Marie Curie.  He says, “I set myself a goal of completing my first Marathon before the age of 30, and I’m just managing it before my…

Barbecue and band for Marie Curie

Barbecue and band for Marie Curie

The Coachmakers Arms in Wallingford staged a barbecue with live music at the end of June, raising an impressive £325 for Marie Curie. Licensee Josh Haynes generously ‘topped up’ the amount to £500 for the charity. While a DJ and live band entertained customers, the pub team raised money through a raffle, collecting buckets, £1…

Pedal power for Marie Curie

Pedal power for Marie Curie

A team of three cyclists from Brakspear completed the Ride100 event, starting and finishing in London and taking in some of Surrey’s steepest hills! Well done to marketing assistant Kate Thomas;  Christian Baker, GM at the Pocket Watch and John Riddell, licensee at the Fat Fox, who raised £250 for Marie Curie.  

What you might not know about Marie Curie…

What you might not know about Marie Curie…

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness, supporting them and their families with expert hands-on care and emotional support. Here are four facts about the work of Marie Curie Nurses: They care for people living with any terminal illness, not just cancer. They generally provide one-to-one nursing care and…

Marie Curie fundraising heroes

Marie Curie fundraising heroes

Here’s how some pubs have been raising money for Marie Curie Teeing off The first Brakspear Golf Day, held at Henley Golf Club in April, was a great success, raising £391 for Marie Curie through a ‘closest to the pin’ competition. Nineteen teams of licensees and pub customers played 18 holes at the historic club,…

Volunteers collect at Twyfest

Volunteers collect at Twyfest

Twyfest, the ‘music and more’ festival held at the Duke of Wellington in Twyford, returned for a third triumphant year.  The varied programme brought in a steady crowd of customers, and the Marie Curie volunteers visited the pub, dressed in the distinctive yellow T-shirts and holding collection buckets to raise a total of £161.  

Funny raises money

Funny raises money

The Potters Arms hosted its second annual Comedy Festival over the late April Bank Holiday weekend.  Once again, licensee Richard Edwards pulled in a stellar line up of comedians who performed at the Comedy With-in Tent marquee in the pub garden. Performances ran from Friday evening through to Sunday evening, including a Saturday daytime family…

Brakspear targets £75000 for Marie Curie

Brakspear targets £75000 for Marie Curie

Henley brewer and pub operator Brakspear has launched a new partnership with Marie Curie, with the aim of raising £75,000 for the charity, which supports people living with a terminal illness, and their families. The partnership starts this month, coinciding with Marie Curie’s flagship campaign, the Great Daffodil Appeal. Pubs across Brakspear’s 130-strong estate will…

Brakspear pubs to “Wear it Yellow” for charity

Brakspear pubs to “Wear it Yellow” for charity

Thirty Brakspear pubs will be ‘Wearing It Yellow’ later this month in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care in the pub operator’s first ever estate-wide charity drive. The focus for the fundraising is Saturday 21 March, when Brakspear tenants and their teams be wearing something yellow, and putting £2 into the Marie Curie collection box. …