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…