We think causes that matter to the local community are important and offer our support wherever we can. Throughout the year our managed houses play host to a varied programme of community-based events, such as the Northern & Southern Quiz Leagues and The Pool & Darts League. In addition, our Head Office staff regularly support both local and UK-wide charity campaigns.
It's been 6 weeks since we launched our Nominated Charity of the Year and we're incredibly pleased to annouce that we have exceeded our group target for the first month!
Our target was £1666 and as a group we have raised over £2,300 which is almost a third of a puppy!
We'd like to give a special shout out to our top fundraising sites; The Bear & Billet in Chester, The Central in Ramsey and our Spar store in Union Mills.
In the run up to Easter, all our Pubs and Spar shops came together to kick start our Guide Dogs charity campaign.
Kindly donated by Davisons Ice Cream Parlour, we had two giant Easter eggs up for grabs, each worth £99! As the craze for chocolate kicked in, the raffle tickets sold like wildfire with The Central selling all their tickets within the first week!
However, the real highlight of the raffle was the winner of one of the Easter eggs couldn't face the mountain of chocolate coming his way and donated his egg to the Children's Ward at Nobles Hospital!
We believe pubs are at the heart of every community and we aim to build and nurture these relationships through everything we do. As the Island’s largest private sector employer, we understand the importance of giving back to our local community and place our charity activities as a top priority.
We are delighted that our nominated charity this year is Guide Dogs.
Heron & Brearley’s Woodbourne Hotel in Douglas has been voted Isle of Man CAMRA Pub of the Year 2015.
The pub’s manager Andrew Harris said: ‘Being voted Isle of Man CAMRA Pub of the Year is fantastic news for all the team and something I’ve been working towards for a good number years. I’m especially delighted that we’ve had this recognition in 2015, as it’s my 10th year with the Woodbourne and the first year when a managed house in the Isle of Man has won this award.’
Employees’ outstanding achievements have been recognised in the Heron & Brearley Managed Estate Awards 2014.
Compèred by Manx raconteur Roy Moore, well-known as one of the ‘voices’ of the TT and Manx Festival of Motorcycling, and with entertainment by stand-up observational comedian Alun Cochrane, the black-tie event was held at the Gaiety Theatre on January 22nd.
Heron & Brearley has donated £668 to the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal.
The money was raised after the company pledged to donate £1 for every meal sold in its pubs on Remembrance Sunday, November 9th to the campaign, the British Legion’s biggest annual fundraising appeal.
Retail and estates director Steven Taylor said: ‘The people of the Isle of Man are noted for their generosity when it comes to the Poppy Appeal, which has led to the Island being awarded the National Poppy Appeal trophy 39 times.
Our mission is to grow, diversify and continue being the Isle of Man's leading group of companies. We invest in our people and community to be a responsible leader in all our sectors.