Jethro’s Ramblers Raise over £4K for TCAA
This year Four Micro-Pubs in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire; Pick and Davy, Dog and Parrot, Gamekeepers and Mellors Mews, came together to form a fundraising group called Jethro’s Ramblers.
Choosing to raise money for our Children’s Air Ambulance, Jethro’s Ramblers began their fundraising in May with a BBQ at Pick and Davy and at Gamekeepers, which raised an incredible £1,273.
Off the back of their successful event, they decided to continue with various fundraising events throughout the year with the Children’s Air Ambulance being their charity of choice.
To date Jethro’s Rambles have held BBQs, Raffles, Hog Roasts, and even completed an impressive 20 mile walk from Cromford to Eastwood! These events have resulted in an additional £3,010 raised – taking their current total to £4,283!
Graham Bonsall, landlord of the Pick and Davy said:
“We set up Jethro’s Ramblers to raise funds for local charities. After speaking with Volunteer Keith Murfin, we thought the Children’s Air Ambulance was such a fantastic cause and the one we all unanimously decided to raise the money for.
“We set a target of £2,000 for the year and are so impressed by all of the support we have had. We believe we will raise around £6,000 in total, which has really exceeded our expectations by some distance. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support of the customers at all four pubs – We are thankful to you all.”
Lee Bunting, community fundraising executive for the Children’s Air Ambulance added:
“The first thing I noticed when I met with all four pubs which have formed Jethro’s Ramblers, was the incredible passion they had. The sky is the limit as far as their fundraising is concerned and they are constantly looking for ways they can support us.
“I came away knowing I had just met with a really inspirational, dedicated group of people and the amount of money they have brought in to date is a real achievement. There is a real feel of the community coming together and they should all be so proud – I am enjoying working with them all.”
Jethro’s Ramblers aren’t finished there either; in December they are holding an auction where they hope to raise significantly more money for our charity. This auction will include some amazing items, such as signed merchandise from rock legends Brian May and Kenny Jones!