Award to mark charity work of The Beaver at Appledore
AN Appledore pub has been recognised for its charity work with recognition in The Great British Pub Awards.
The Beaver Inn has been nominated for Best Charitable Pub in the award, sponsored by BT Sport.
Graham Stone, one of the pub owners, believes local fundraising is important: "We fundraise for the North Devon Hospice and Children's Hospice South West. We also support any local needy causes.
"We managed to raise over £500 for the Big Breakfast," he said.
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The Big Breakfast was hosted at several different locations in North Devon and the proceeds went to the North Devon Hospice.
In addition to local causes, the pub has managed to raise funds and awareness for international charities such as the David Rundle Trust.
The trust helps people in the East African country of Rwanda access clean water, education and family planning.
Graham said: "We fundraise by hosting charitable quiz nights, weekly lottery draws, fun days.
"A member of staff has just taken part in a sky dive and two others have taken part in an Ironman competition."
"Our main fundraising event is an auction which is usually held in October or November and last year we raised over £4,000."
The Beaver Inn also works in conjunction with other organisations in Appledore to raise money for charity: "We help the Appledore Pirates on firework and bonfire night by providing the barbecue. The proceeds of the barbecue goes to charity too."
The Publican's Morning Advertiser editor Rob Willcock said: "The Beaver Inn is a worthy winner.
"The award is run in partnership with Pub Aid, an industry initiative which highlights the excellent charity work pubs undertake." The Beaver Inn is through to the final judging stage which will take place in the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane, London on Thursday, September 12.