Charity of the Year

We're adding the FUN into fundraising!

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.

We want to support a charity with a positive, life-changing impact and the guide dog service does just that, transforming the lives of more than 10,000 blind and partially sighted people every year. In 2015 they provided two million days of mobility!

As such, we want to raise £30,000 to name and sponsor the training of 3 guide dog puppies.

The money raised will give us the privilege of naming three guide dog puppies. We will also receive individual updates on their progress through training as well as photographs from birth to qualification as a guide dog. It takes around 20 months to transform a tiny puppy into a confident guide dog, and we, and our customers, can proudly follow them every step of the way.

How much we’ve raised so far… 

A huge thank you to all of our customers who have contributed to our fundraising efforts so far. We’re happy to announce that our total to date is a whopping £33,794, which means we were able to sponsor a third guide dog to join Brearley and Amber on their journeys to becoming fully trained Guide Dogs!

Coopers PupDate!

July 2020


Time has flown and now our little bundle of fluff, Cooper, is now just over 8 months old – well into his first year as a guide dog in training.

Cooper is a handsome, adorable boy who is maturing and growing on his journey to becoming a Guide Dog. His Puppy Walker reports that he is still an absolute joy to live with! He loves contact and cuddles which means checking and grooming is no problem for him.

Cooper lives with many cats, dogs and chickens, and he gets on well with them all – he is brilliant with the different animals and loves the companionship of all those around him. He’s a very cool character, and with some lockdown restrictions easing, he has easily adjusted back to life in the busier environments. In Cooper’s world, nothing has changed so far, and he is still showing excellent progress in all areas of his training. Long may it continue!

The skills that he learns this year will form the foundations for the guiding work that Cooper will start to do when he leaves his Puppy Walker and heads to a Guide Dogs’ training school to begin his next stage of training.