Local hotel shortlisted for national pub award

Local hotel shortlisted for national pub award

Local hotel shortlisted for national pub award

A North East Lincolnshire hotel has been shortlisted for a prestigious national pub award for the support it has given local charities during Covid-19.

Healing Manor Hotel – home of the The Pig & Whistle pub – has been announced as finalists in The Morning Advertiser’s Great British Pub Awards Charity Champion category.

When the pandemic hit, hotel owners Steven and Charlotte Bennett and their team immediately stepped up to help local charities, including providing: 30 meals a day for St Andrew’s Hospice over the last four weeks; more than 1,000 care packages to the We Are One Foundation, with the assistance of Dairy Lincs; more than 200 meals each week to the We Are One Foundation.

The Morning Advertiser has this year done away with its usual in-house judging and instead opened the awards up to a public vote. Voting is now open and will close on August 26 at 11.59pm. Each category winner will receive £10,000 courtesy of Coca Cola, to either fund a business improvement or upgrade, or a put towards a community project.

Charlotte said: “To say we’re over the moon with being shortlisted is an understatement. Throughout the pandemic businesses have had to pull together otherwise they wouldn’t have survived.

“To be recognised for the work we’ve done locally supporting charities such as We Are One Foundation, St Andrew’s Hospice and The Health Tree Foundation, as well as providing keyworkers and the most vulnerable in our community with hot meals, means the world to us.

“We couldn’t have been so proactive in our approach without the invaluable help of individual donations, contributions from large companies and local independent business owners alike.

“If we do win the Charity Champion category, we pledge to invest the £10,000 into generating thousands of meals for We Are One Foundation – an initiative that would take place in September. As a local charity that works towards supporting the homeless and those in need with basic necessities such as hot meals, anything we can do to contribute to the outstanding work of We Are One Foundation is a privilege.”

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Local hotel shortlisted for national pub award

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