A Middlewich pub has raised an incredible £3961.26 in 2017 for St Luke’s Hospice through a weekly charity pint night.

Since January 2017, Paul Cochran and his team at The White Bear pub in Middlewich have been selling pints of real ale to customers every Monday evening for just £2 a pint – that’s the equivalent of 1,980 pints all of which has been donated to St Luke’s!

Each week, Landlord Paul has chosen a ‘charity pint’ from his large selection of ales, some of which have been kindly donated by local breweries.

Paul said: “Lots of our customers have been supported by St Luke’s Hospice whether it’s for themselves or a family member or friend. It’s nice to be supporting a local charity as you know your donations are going towards helping local people.”

The charity pint night will continue throughout 2018 and Paul hopes to raise even more for the Hospice as the word continues to spread.

Rachel Hughes, Community Partnerships Fundraiser said: “It’s an unbelievable fundraising idea by Paul, and we cannot believe how much has been raised. On behalf of everyone at the Hospice I’d like to say a great big thank you to Paul for such a generous gesture and of course to all of the customers who have bought a charity pint. To anyone who hasn’t been in yet –  Monday nights are the new Saturday nights in Middlewich so please do pop in!”

Could your local pub do something similar? If you’d like to know more then please email Paul hello@thewhitebearmiddlewich.co.uk or community@stlukes-hospice.co.uk who will be happy to guide you.