Three Tuns Pub Raises £900+ For Chiltern Centre at Comedy Night

The Three Tuns has presented a cheque for £921 to local charity The Chiltern Centre, to fund their vital work with young people with disabilities. The pub in Henley’s Market Place raised money at a Comedy Night at the end of last year, with owners Brakspear topping up the sum from their charity scheme, Brakspear’s Giving Back.

General Manager at the pub Michaela Durdisova said: “We’ve always chosen a local charity to benefit from our comedy nights and several of our regular customers were keen to support The Chiltern Society. The Comedy Night was a sold out event and a lot of fun. Our customers were all very generous, putting money into collection tins and buying raffle tickets on the night, and making online donations afterwards. We approached Brakspear with the idea and they were more than happy to support this fantastic cause. They added from the Brakspear’s Giving Back fund to the amount we raised, which meant we could give more than £900 to The Chiltern Centre.”

Izzy Ansell, Marketing Manager at The Chiltern Centre said: “We’re enormously grateful to The Three Tuns and Brakspear’s Giving Back for this very welcome donation. As a small charity, we’re reliant on local businesses and residents to keep the doors of The Chiltern Centre open to those who need us. Our work really does change the lives of the young people we support, and their families, and every donation we receive helps us to make a difference.

Brakspear’s Giving Back scheme encourages pubs to raise money for charity, by enabling them to unlock additional money from a £25,000 annual contribution into the fund from Brakspear. Separately, sums from Brakspear’s Giving Back are being put into bee conservation, a cause which Brakspear has supported for some years. Last year they installed 12 beehives across their pubs, including The Cherry Tree in Stoke Row, Hare & Hounds in Sonning and The Chequers at Berrick Salome as well as nine hives at The Lion in Wendlebury near Bicester, part of Brakspear’s Honeycomb Houses managed division.

Brakspear Chief Executive Tom Davies said: “Congratulations to the team at The Three Tuns on raising funds for The Chiltern Centre. We were delighted to boost the money the pub team collected so that they could present a larger cheque to this worthy local charity.

“Our pubs are all about people: the people who work in them, drink in them, and live in the communities around them. We are looking forward to supporting more local communities through Brakspear’s Giving Back. Anyone involved with a charity or good cause can approach their local Brakspear pub to discuss fundraising activities from putting a collection tin on the bar to running an event.”

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