The Logan Rock Inn, Treen, Cornwall, has been named as the first-ever Charity Fundraising Pub of the Year, after 35 years of fundraising by licensees Anita and Peter George.

Sponsored cycle rides, quizzes and a welly boot throwing competition held every Boxing Day, all raise money for a range of local and national charities including St Levan Church and Sports Club, Cornwall Blood Bikes, Macmillan and the Sennen Cove lifeboat station.

The pub also hosts visits from underprivileged children from London, delivers newspapers to Treen's elderly residents and organises a local litter pick.

"We're delighted to have won this award and grateful to our fantastic team of staff and customers, who have given whole-hearted support to our fundraising efforts over the years," said Peter.

The award has been created by PubAid and the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group to celebrate and highlight the work pubs do for good causes around the country.

 

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Sixty-nine pubs entered this year's awards and seven (pictured above) were shortlisted:

 

 

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

 

(Anita and Peter George are pictured in the lead image, accepting their award from Derek Thomas, MP for St Ives (left); Peter George of the Logan Rock; Mike Wood MP (centre); and Piers Thompson of St Austell Brewery.)

 

 

(pictured accepting their award from Derek Thomas, MP for St Ives (left); Peter George of the Logan Rock; Mike Wood MP (centre); and Piers Thompson of St Austell Brewery).