As everyone knows, Christmas isn’t about receiving; it’s about giving. It’s not just about giving a stocking full or presents; it’s about doing good to your fellow man. That’s why it’s good to see the Brains Pub Estate doing so much for charity.
“We’re currently fundraising for Teenage Cancer Trust, which is our nominated charity for the season,” says Danny Champken who works on the pub estate’s retail marketing team. “We usually support a charity with activity across the pub estate each year,” he continues.
Last year they amassed a whopping £30,000 for the Velindre Cancer Centre and last week a group of eager employees mounted exercise bikes to help the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Splitting into two teams of six, Danny explains that they aimed “to cycle the length of the Brains pub estate.” The teams started at the Bull Hotel in Llangefni and the Smoking Dog in Malmesbury and cycled all the way down to the final destination of South Beach Bar Grill in Tenby. “The distance from both of those is 175 miles, so each team metaphorically cycled each route.”
Tweeting as they ‘passed by’ Brains pubs and Coffee#1, which are also apart of the estate, the two teams smashed their target of completing the mammoth trail in 12 hours
Finishing first with a time of 8 hours and 15 minutes was Danny’s team, shortly followed by the others only half an hour later. Whatever the times recorded, the real winners were the Teenage Cancer Trust.
“We had fantastic support with donations on our JustGiving page, and then added any cash donations to the total and eventually raised over £1300,” Danny proudly stated and his charitable cycling isn’t stopping there as he’s hoping to do a personal cycle challenge next year.
If you’re feeling particularly charitable this Christmas, why don’t you donate the price of a Brains beer at: www.justgiving.com/pubscyclechallenge