Charity of the Year

We're adding the FUN into fundraising!

We believe pubs are at the heart of every community and we aim to build and nurture these relationships through everything we do. As the Island’s largest private sector employer, we understand the importance of giving back to our local community and place our charity activities as a top priority.

We are delighted that our nominated charity this year is Guide Dogs.

For 2017, we wanted to support a charity with a positive, life-changing impact and the guide dog service does just that, transforming the lives of more than 10,000 blind and partially sighted people every year. In 2015 they provided two million days of mobility!

As such, we want to raise £20,000 to name and sponsor the training of 2 guide dog puppies.

The money raised will give us the privilege of naming two guide dog puppies. We will also receive individual updates on their progress through training as well as photographs from birth to qualification as a guide dog. It takes around 20 months to transform a tiny puppy into a confident guide dog, and we, and our customers, can proudly follow them every step of the way.

How much we’ve raised so far… 

A huge thank you to all of our customers who have contributed to our fundraising efforts so far. We’re happy to announce that our total to date is a whopping £13,320, that means we can begin the amazing process of purchasing our 1st Guide Dog!

But the good news doesn’t stop there… Our aim is to purchase 2 guide dogs that will change the life of 2 individuals, so please don’t forget to keep up your wonderful donations as they’re making a huge impact.

Introducing Brearley!

We are so excited to introduce our first Guide Dog, Brearley! Born to a litter of 8 healthy, Golden Retriever x Labradors, Brearley is currently an uncoordinated bundle of fluff. However, over the next few weeks and months, he will begin his transformation into a responsible Guide Dog. We’re looking forward to receiving his first official training PUPdate in the next few weeks.