Everards Tubby beer raises £1,800 for COPS
Everards were proud to hand over a cheque for £1,800 to the charity COPS (Care of Police Survivors), who are dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives on duty, rebuild their lives.
The money was raised by Everards donating 5p from every pint of Tubby sold in pubs in November.
The beer was specially brewed to commemorate Leicester PC 83, John William “Tubby” Stephens. Tubby knew everyone, and everyone knew him. He served for 22 years with Leicester Borough Police Force.
Chief Constable Simon Cole QPM said; “I am delighted that this special beer brewed in memory of an iconic Leicestershire police officer has raised such a significant amount for charity. COPS is charity that is close to the hearts of everyone who works for the police because it supports the families of officers who have died in the line of duty. This donation means a great deal to us all and I am delighted that the beer proved so popular it is going back on sale in May. It’s also nice that the fundraising for COPS will continue when the unique Tubby Stevens pin badges go on sale too.”
The beer was hugely popular with pubs, where customers enjoying a pint of Tubby found inviting layers of vanilla and blackberry in this dark ale – a beer Tubby himself would have enjoyed!
COPS have helped many families, including that of Sarah Everitt. Sarah lost her husband Bryan Moore who, together with his colleague Andy Munn, was killed while on duty in 2002. Finding herself widowed and with three children under 13, Sarah found the support from COPS invaluable, “COPS was an absolute lifeline for us as it put us in touch with people who were in the same situation. No one else can understand what you’re going through like someone who has been there. COPS is about survivors supporting each other, they help the whole family and become a strong network of friends. We all get involved in fundraising for this great cause – my children are currently organising the next cycle ride for the cause.”
So, thank you to all that raised a glass of Tubby last November and helped to raise such a great amount of money for the charity COPS.
COPS will continue their aim to ensure that survivors have all the help they need to cope with such a tragedy, and that they remain part of the police family.
For those that missed out, Tubby will be back on the bar this May – so make a note in your diary!