Charity Partnership 2016-2018 - Chestnut Tree House
Public houses from leading independent brewer, Hall & Woodhouse have raised a whopping £116,800 during the first year of their charity partnership with Together for Short Lives, the UK charity for children and young people who are expected to have short lives.
Hall & Woodhouse are now well on the way to reaching their two-year partnership target of £200,000. Dedicated staff from across the business have been pulling out all the stops, taking part in sponsored skydives, sponsored bike rides and holding fundraiser coffee mornings. Hall & Woodhouse have also generously donated proceeds from their annual Great Dorset Beer Festival to the charity total.
Lucinda Gray, sixth-generation Woodhouse family member and Hall & Woodhouse Charity Champion, said: “As a company that places community at the heart of our business, supporting worthy causes is very important to Hall & Woodhouse. The incredible work of Together for Short Lives and the children’s hospices they support, touches so many lives and helps so many families, so we are proud to be fundraising for them.”
Beverley Mackenzie, Business Development Manager at Together for Short Lives said: “We want to say a big thank you to everyone at Hall & Woodhouse who have worked so hard to fundraise for us. We’ve been really impressed with the dedication and support of everyone involved and we’re excited to see what year two of our partnership holds. Their support is vital in helping families facing some of the hardest challenges to get the care and support they need.”
For more information on Together for Short Lives, click here
Between 1966 and 1986, Goffs Manor was home to Peter Vaughan, the wonderful character actor who died last December, aged 93. He was one of the most distinctive character actors on stage and screen, famous for playing the “Genial” Harry Grout and Wolfie Smith’s exasperated father-in-law in 'Porridge' and 'Citizen Smith' respectively, and most recently, the blind Maester Aemon of the Night's Watch in ‘Game of Thrones’.
Peter’s son, Dave Ohm, is taking part in the ‘RideLondon-Surrey100’ to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society. This is in memory of his father. Peter Vaughan, whilst not a sufferer himself, was passionate about fighting back against dementia, having researched this terrible disease for his role "Our Friends In The North" in 1996.
The team at Goffs Manor are happy to support him and if you would like to as well, donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/David-Ohm
Good luck Dave, from all of us at Goffs Manor