Hartlepool's Camerons Brewery wins Pub Aid Award for charity fundraising efforts

Camerons Brewery came away as winners of the PubAid Award at the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group’s 25th Annual Beer Awards Dinner.

Friday, 12th July 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Thursday, 11th July 2019, 13:23 pm
Chris Soley chief executive at Camerons Brewery (left) collecting the award from Mike Wood MP, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group

The event, which was held in Westminster on Tuesday, July 9, was attended by members of parliament, brewers, pub companies, journalists and writers from the brewing and hospitality sector.

Camerons won the Pub Aid Charity Fundraiser of the Year award which specifically looks at the contribution that brewers and pub companies make to charities, including those in their local community.

The brewer won this award on the back of a number of initiatives it has launched over the past year including their partnership with the RNLI, Toast Ales and local Alice House and Teesside Hospices.

The brewer has also been one of the key sponsors of local boxer Savannah Marshall and has provided funding since the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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This has helped give Savannah the opportunity to jump from amateur to professional fighter. Across their pub group the brewer has also run the ‘World’s Biggest Pub Quiz’ which has raised money for the Prostate Cancer UK charity.

Previous winners of this award have been Greene King, JD Wetherspoon, Joseph Holt and the Stonegate Pub Company.

Des O’Flanagan, co-founder of PubAid, said: “Everyone on the PubAid Steering Group was hugely impressed by the positive impact Camerons is making in its local community, and by the diverse range of causes they support.

“It’s clear that a passion for doing good and helping local individuals and groups runs throughout the company, as their charity initiatives are integrated into the business. ”They are worthy winners of this award.”

Mike Wood MP, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group and MP for Dudley South said “It was fantastic to learn about the various items Camerons had been doing across both the brewery and their growing pub estate.

“What was great to see was how they have helped support charities and individuals within their own geographical area but also how they have followed this up in their pubs which now feature outside of their North East heartland.”