The New Inn, Enderby shortlisted for National Charity Pub of the Year award!

The New Inn, Enderby shortlisted for National Charity Pub of the Year award!

Leicestershire pub The New Inn, in Enderby have been shortlisted for the first-ever Charity Fundraising Pub of the Year award by PubAid.

The New Inn, Enderby is a lovely thatched country pub in the heart of Enderby, and is run by Mick Hall, a passionate ale enthusiast and his partner Linda who work hard to make the pub the heart and soul of its community. The New Inn have donated generously to the neo-natal baby unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary for the past 22 years as well many local charities such as PROSTaid and most recently £600 for a local sarcoma cancer charity.

The pub has raised £50,000 over the years through a variety of fundraising activities including charity quiz nights, a boat race, hair shaves and they always have a huge whisky bottle on the bar that customers fill with loose change. Mick has been contributing to the unit through donations so that it can continue to develop and help all babies born prematurely at the hospital.

Mick said; “It was such an honour to go to London and be recognised for our fundraising efforts. The fact that our local MP Alberto Costa joined us with Matt from Everards meant a lot to us as we had the support and someone to share the moment with. The pub and its customers really get behind our charity events and they know the neo-natal unit is close to my heart. We have great fun putting on events so the fundraising isn’t hard work at all! Unfortunately, we didn’t win, but to be shortlisted from so many pubs up and down the country was amazing – and there’s always next year!”

The new award, organised by PubAid and the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group and sponsored by Magners cider, attracted entries from pubs across the country, all of them raising impressive amounts of money for local and national charities, and playing a vital role at the heart of their local communities.

Co-founder of PubAid, Des O’Flanagan said, “Sixty-nine pubs entered these awards and we were enormously impressed by the quality of entries. Picking just eight finalists and then a winner was a real challenge for the judges, as we had so many excellent pubs to choose from. “

Mike Wood, MP for Dudley South and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, said “UK pubs raise over £100 million for charity every year, thanks to the enthusiasm, imagination and hard work shown by thousands of licensees, their teams and their customers across the country.

“We’re delighted that these awards have recognised the UK’s top fundraising pubs and highlighted the important role that so many pubs play at the heart of our communities.”

The presentation was made in the House of Commons in front of other shortlisted licensees, MPs and individuals from PubAid and the wider industry.  The other pubs on the shortlist, who all received a certificate at the presentation, were:

  • The Barrels, Hereford
  • The Swan, Thornbury, Bristol
  • The Crown, Radnage, Buckinghamshire
  • The Well Parc Hotel, Trevone, Padstow
  • The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham
  • The Lord Nelson, Urmston, Manchester

And of course, a huge congratulations to the winning pub, The Logan Rock Inn, in Treen, near Penzance ran by Anita and Peter George.

Pop into the New Inn Enderby and have a pint with Mick and you can find out about all their fundraising efforts and planned events!

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