Historically, pubs have always been a focal point of any community and we aim to continue that tradition by supporting and building relationships with the local community, through employment and the provision of services and investment in the local area. We aim to provide good access for those with disabilities.
In the last year, the company has received several design awards for pub development, including
- The International Food & Beverage Creative Excellence (FAB) award for the ‘Best Bar at an Airport – worldwide’ for The Red Lion, Gatwick Airport North Terminal
- The Quale Award in recognition of the restoration of the Castle Hotel, Ruthin
- The Dr. Nicholson Award for good design, imaginative ideas and quality development for (The King’s Head Hotel, Beccles).
In addition, the company has been recognised, at the Loo of the Year Awards 2014, for the quality of our toilet provision, including National Winner Hospitality Market Sector and National Pub Category Awards in England (the Bear, Melksham), Wales (the Castle Hotel, Ruthin), Scotland (the David Macbeth Moir, Musselburgh) and Northern Ireland (the Bridge House, Belfast).
Since 2002, Wetherspoon has raised £11m for Clic Sargent, the charity supporting children and young people with cancer – thanks to the amazing efforts and generosity of our customers and staff.
Since it began with a chance meeting in 2002, the partnership between Wetherspoon and CLIC Sargent has gone from strength to strength – every year. Wetherspoon is extremely proud to announce that the fundraising total, for the charity supporting young cancer patients, has now topped an incredible £11- million and continues to climb. This remarkable fundraising achievement is all thanks to the enthusiasm, dedication and commitment of our customers, employees and local communities.
When Barry McGuigan launched our initial target of raising £500,000, back in 2002, few could have predicted the phenomenal success of the collaboration. You have run, jumped, cycled, dressed up, dressed down, sat in baths of beans, custard and jelly, shaved and waxed, baked cakes and thrown ice buckets, climbed hills and mountains and played football, golf and darts – to name just a few of the fundraising events.
Tim Martin, Wetherspoon’s chairman, said: “It’s an incredible achievement – and we’re all delighted to have hit the £11-million milestone.
“CLIC Sargent is a wonderful charity – and staff and customers really engage with the work it does supporting children and young people coping with cancer, along with their families. They’re constantly coming up with new ways to raise money and keep this partnership flourishing.”
Every day, 10 children and young people hear the shocking news they have cancer. CLIC Sargent provides clinical, practical and emotional support to help them to cope with cancer and get the most out of life.
CLIC Sargent Senior Account Manager Liz Lowrey said: “We’re so grateful to our friends at J D Wetherspoon who show such dedication to supporting CLIC Sargent. The funds raised make a huge difference to what we can do to support children and young people with cancer, and their families. CLIC Sargent is there from diagnosis onwards to provide grants as well as help such as social workers who give practical and emotional support and Homes from Home near hospitals where parents can stay during their child’s treatment.”