Stonegate to fundraise for GOSH
6 August, 2012
Staff at the Stonegate Pub Company is aiming to raise more than £35,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital after adopting the children’s charity for August.
Its month-long fundraising activity will see the south east division of its pub and bar estate try to reach the target in order to buy a piece of equipment to help scan newborn babies for rare but serious genetic conditions. Fundraising activities have included a cycle, rowing and running relay competition between two Stonegate pubs—the Crutched Friars in London and the Windsor in Fenchurch Street (pictured). Forthcoming events include a charity golf day and family fun day.
The initiative continues Stonegate’s support of GOSH, which saw it raise more than £95,000 last year. Operations director Gary Cowles said: “Our pubs play such a vital role in the communities in which they operate, by bringing people together and helping to raise thousands of pounds for local people, local charities and national charities such as Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity each year. Many of our managers and their customers have had to call on Great Ormond Street Hospital so it’s a charity that they are committed to raising money for. The team did a fantastic job of raising money for Great Ormond Street last year, so we want to build on that and raise even more money to help provide the hospital with much needed equipment.”
Katie Simmons, senior fundraising manager at GOSH, said: “We are so grateful to the Stonegate Pub Company for their continued support and for the amazing efforts that the Stonegate pubs, their staff and customers are making to raise such a fantastic amount for the hospital. This will make a real difference to our patients and families.”