Doncaster pub joins new fundraising initiative in support of lifesaving children’s charity
The Little Plough has become the first pub in the Yorkshire & Humber area involved in the brand-new Pub Club initiative to support the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA).
This new initiative, Pub Club, brings together landlords, breweries and pub visitors to give them a place to fundraise through a whole host of means such as quizzes, games tournaments, family fun days and themed evenings in support of the nationwide Children’s Air Ambulance charity.
Pubs signed up to the club receive full support from a dedicated local Community Fundraising Executive, as well as bespoke collateral to help promote their involvement and support for the lifesaving children’s charity.
The great team at the Little Plough have already held their first fundraising event which included a darts match, dominoes tournament and a raffle, raising a total of £580. The darts match was held between The Little Plough and the Royal Marines Association of Doncaster, who have also been fundraising for the Children’s Air Ambulance. The collection tins placed on the bar have also raised £216.20 so far this year, totalling an impressive £796.20.
“We are so happy that the team at The Little Plough have joined our new fundraising initiative and we are grateful for the support and the amount they have already raised. This is a brand new, fun way to not only support our lifesaving service but also to get the community involved to showcase how the local pubs really are the heart of a community,” said TCAA Community Fundraising Executive, Sharon Evans.
“We don’t receive funding from the government and rely entirely on voluntary donations and support from communities and businesses, so support such as this is vital to keep our service operational,” she added.
More fundraising events have been planned at The Little Plough in the new year to ensure that vital missions for critically ill babies and children across the UK with the Children’s Air Ambulance are possible.
Landlords of The Little Plough Dave and Ruth Wicks expressed:
“We are so excited to be involved in the new Pub Club initiative in support of the Children’s Air Ambulance, helping this vital service to continue its vital missions. This lifesaving service needs support from as many local communities and businesses as possible and we are pleased our local community has been supporting them with us, side by side. We have more fundraising events planned for the new year to keep our total growing.”
The Children’s Air Ambulance is a high-speed transfer service – flying critically ill babies and children in clinically designed helicopters from one hospital to another for specialist care.
The charity has 11 NHS Clinical Partner Teams across the UK, including Embrace Yorkshire & Humber Infant & Children’s Transport Service, part of Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundations Trust.
If you’d like to get involved or find out more about our Pub Club then visit: https://www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising/fundraising-ideas/pub-club-fundraising/