Category: Sue Ryder 2016

Fishy business at Angel on the Bridge

Fishy business at Angel on the Bridge

There’s something fishy going on at the Angel on the Bridge in Henley – but it’s all in the very good cause of raising money for Sue Ryder. The Brakspear pub has placed a jar of fish-shaped sweets on the bar and is challenging customers to estimate the number, at £1 per guess.  Proceeds from…

Brakspear chief pulls pints for charity

Brakspear chief pulls pints for charity

Brakspear chief executive Tom Davies went back to his bartending roots recently, putting in a shift at the Little Angel in Henley-on-Thames to raise money for Sue Ryder, the charity which Brakspear supported for 15 months until earlier this year. Davies donated £1 for every pint he poured during his two-hour stint at the Remenham…

Brakspear smashes £50,000 fundraising target for Sue Ryder

Brakspear smashes £50,000 fundraising target for Sue Ryder

Henley pub operator and brewer Brakspear has raised £50,983 for the Sue Ryder charity thanks to enthusiastic and determined fundraising by its pub and head office teams. The charity partnership, which started in November 2015, has now come to an end, with Brakspear presenting a final cheque  to Sue Ryder at their Nettlebed Hospice, close…

Behind the bar for Sue Ryder

Behind the bar for Sue Ryder

A handful of brave souls from the Brakspear head office agreed to be auctioned off to our tenants at the Brakspear Awards Evening to raise money for Sue Ryder, and a few have now completed their shift. BDM Garry Hughes worked a Friday evening in early December at the Dolphin in Eastbourne. The weekend, known…

Things that go bump in Henley pubs

Things that go bump in Henley pubs

  Brakspear is marking Halloween with a special ‘Ghost Hunt’ around three of its pubs in Henley. The tour, on 31 October, promises to unveil the inns’ haunted histories, guided by local clairvoyant and Henley town councillor David Eggleton from Henley Ghost Tours. The tour takes place in three Brakspear pubs with a spooky story:…

Bank Holiday beer fest raises £1,800 for Sue Ryder

Bank Holiday beer fest raises £1,800 for Sue Ryder

  A Bank Holiday Beer Festival at the Horns at Crazies Hill raised £1,800 for Sue Ryder. The festival, called ‘Hornfest’, was the first organised by tenants Adam & Sandra Purdy, who took over the Brakspear pub in July last year.  The event attracted more than 200 people over the Sunday and Monday of the…

Brakspear nominated for Pride of Reading Award

Brakspear nominated for Pride of Reading Award

Brakspear has been nominated by a Pride of Reading Award for its fundraising for Sue Ryder.  The Awards are run annually by the http://www.getreading.co.uk/ website. Ben Bar-Lev from the charity put the Brakspear’s name forward for the Fundraiser of the Year award. He said: ““Pubs across Reading, Oxon and Bucks have come together to meet the fundraising…

Brakspear raises over £20,000 for Sue Ryder

Brakspear raises over £20,000 for Sue Ryder

Henley pub operator and brewer Brakspear has raised more than £20,000 for the Sue Ryder charity, thanks to enthusiastic and determined fundraising by its pub and head office teams. Sue Ryder provides hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. It aims to be a safety net for patients and their loved…

Starter for …. £2,217

Starter for …. £2,217

The Five Horseshoes in Maidensgrove, Henley raised £2217 at their Quiz Night in April in support of Brakspear’s year-long partnership with Sue Ryder. The Quiz was hosted by none other than the Quiz master himself, Mr Jeremy Paxman. Tracey and Dan Taverner, licensees at the Brakspear pub, said, “We are delighted at the success of…

Kate completes London Marathon for Sue Ryder

Kate completes London Marathon for Sue Ryder

Henley resident Kate Thomas completed the London Marathon 2016 in aid of Sue Ryder, raising close to her target of £1,750 for the charity. Kate, aged 23, was running her first Marathon and achieved a time of just under 5 hours –  4 hrs and 54 minutes.   She works as a marketing assistant at Brakspear’s…

Brakspear fundraising for Sue Ryder hits £4,000

Brakspear fundraising for Sue Ryder hits £4,000

Brakspear pubs have raised a total of £4,000 for Sue Ryder, four months after the launch of the first estate-wide charity partnership, which aims to collect £50,000 for the charity. Top of the fundraising table is the Hare & Hounds at Sonning Common, where tenants Mick & Claire Sugg have raised an amazing £1,500.  The…

Hare & Hounds raises £250 from regular Meat Draw

Hare & Hounds raises £250 from regular Meat Draw

The Hare & Hounds in Sonning Common have raised £250 in just 9 weeks from their regular Meat Draw, which customers have the chance to win a hamper of meat from a local butchers. Customers pay £1 to enter this exciting and very popular draw. This regular Meat Draw will continue over the course of…

Bull on Bell Street raises £200 for Sue Ryder

Bull on Bell Street raises £200 for Sue Ryder

An evening of ski-themed fun at the Bull on Bell Street has raised £200 for the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed. The Bull staged a Ski Party at the end of March, with £1 from every ticket sold going to Sue Ryder.  The pub team transformed the chic pub-restaurant into an Alpine ski lodge for…