PubAid has received its highest ever level of support from brewers, pub companies and industry suppliers, setting it on course to achieve its ambitions over this year and beyond to promote pubs as a force for good in their communities.
Several existing supporters have renewed their commitment to provide PubAid with funds, and others have come forward for the first time to be either a Friend, Supporter or Patron, giving between £1,000 and £5,000 per year for at least three years.
PubAid Patrons are: Greene King, Heineken, Stonegate, Zonal and Beds and Bars; Supporters are Asahi UK, Fuller, Smith & Turner, Molson Coors and PVS and Friends are Admiral Taverns, Everards, Punch Pubs and Westons Cider.
Des O’Flanagan, PubAid founder, said: “We’re delighted with the response to our requests for support, particularly in the current uncertain environment for the industry. Receiving this level of funding is a great endorsement for our work and puts us on a sure footing to expand our activities.
“Pubs raise more than £100 million for charities every year and support grassroots sport to the tune of £40 million, impressive figures that everyone in the pub industry should be proud of, and more people outside it, particularly our MPs and policymakers, should be aware of.