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Raising a glass to past heroes
Article date: 06 Jan 2014

A joint venture to commemorate Remembrance Sunday raised £3,096 for Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity.

Wetherspoon teamed up with Thwaites Brewery to invite customers to show that they ‘Give A Dam’ and honour our brave service personnel.

Thwaites’s Lancaster Bomber ale was served in all Wetherspoon pubs, on Sunday 10 November, with Thwaites donating five pence from every pint sold to Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity.

Abby Herdman, pub manager at The Moon Under Water, in Boston, said: “We were delighted to be raising money on Remembrance Sunday, in honour of those who have fought for the freedom of our land.

“Lancaster Bomber asked customers to raise a glass, pause and reflect – a wonderful sentiment on this very important day.”

Des Gallagher, from Thwaites, said: “We’d like to thank J D Wetherspoon for giving us the opportunity to let its customers get involved in the ‘Give A Dam’ campaign, by buying a pint of Lancaster Bomber.

“Men like Leonard Cheshire fought for a better life for all – and there couldn’t be a better way to honour those who have done their duty, than raising a significant amount of money for his charity.”

Leonard Cheshire Disability, the RAF’s chosen charity for 2013, was founded by Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, the most decorated bomber pilot from WWII, who established the charity after the war to provide a comfort for ex-servicemen. Today, it is the UK’s largest charity providing services to those with disabilities.

Pictured: Des Gallagher from Thwaites, pub staff Sarah Epton, Dawn Allen, Abby Herdman (pub manager), Charlotte Turner and Natalie Ashwood, fundraiser from Leonard Cheshire Disability.

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