Calling all pub walkers, beer lovers, bloggers, brewers, retailers & drinkers, friends, family and even dog lovers too, I need your help.
A good friend of mine Lee Farrington, landlord of The Greyhound, in Hartshill Road, Newcastle – Under – Lyme, is encouraging friends and pub-goers to join him on a 23-mile pub crawl between Titanic Brewery’s five inns.
You may recognise Lee from the SIBA local beer video where he made his big screen debut.. (His big moment is at 3 minutes 13 seconds by the way…)
The pub crawl will wind it’s way slowly 23 miles north from Stafford in South Staffordshire, calling at each of the Titanic Pubs on the way. So starting at The Sun in Stafford town centre, it will call at The Royal Exchange, in Stone, The White Star, in Stoke, The Bulls Head, in Burslem and finishing at The Greyhound.
I myself, as I am sure many of you will have too, have had friends and relatives who have been helped at a time of real need by the great work done by the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and so not being one to turn down a challenge (especially involving beer) I duly signed up….
I will be joined by my trusty dog Maggie, we both know it’s not going to be easy, 23 miles is a long way despite the refreshment stops. Besides that, one of us only has short fat hairy legs, is not particularly fit and the other is a little Jack Russell!
So how can you help?
Well all walkers are welcome to join in, either for the full march or to join and leave Lee & his merry band as you can along the route. For details please contact me directly or speak to Lee at The Greyhound.
Most of all though we want your support in terms of sponsorship, if you can donate even the smallest amount it will all mount up. Also please spread the word, between you all with your influence we can reach thousands of people if you share this. So please share this by emailing it to your friends, post it on your blogs, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds.
A Just Giving page has been set up for the walk. It can be accessed online at http://www.justgiving.com/titanicgreyhound. Alternatively, donations can be made in person at the Greyhound or by phone – text GHTB67 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 (eg. GHTB67 £3) to 70070.
We will all have individual sponsorship forms too, so collar me if you see me or any of us in the pub. Of course if you have any other ideas of ways to raise money on the day I’d be glad to hear them, just drop me a line.
When you do donate, please leave a message, it would be great to see your messages of support. Please give generously, it’s all for a VERY WORTHY CAUSE.
Thanks everyone, CHEERS!