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Responsible Pubs Raising Money for Charity

Welcome to PubAid

PubAid was formed in 2009 and is a working party that is dedicated to highlighting the work done by UK pubs for charity. Our directors and active team of volunteers celebrate the fact that the Great British pub does an enormous amount of fantastic work each year for charities and good causes.

Pub Survey 2014 Results

About Us

Formed in 2009, PubAid is a working party dedicated to celebrating the great work done by UK pubs for charity.

The team works alongside the press and via social media to showcase the great work that pubs and their customers do for charity in raising over £100,000,000 every year.

Initiatives include a bi-annual survey to find out how much pubs are raising for charity and identifying which charities benefit the most from their fundraising. PudAid also works with the British Institute of Innkeeping to award the Fundraiser of the Year title to a UK licensee, currently held by Sara and Clive Blunden from the Royal Oak, Rusper, West Sussex.

PubAid was founded by: Des O’Flanagan (Ex S&N MD), Keith Knowles (CEO, Beds and Bars) and Tim Sykes (Chairman, Beds and Bars). They are joined by Dr Martin Rawlings (Ex BBPA), Nick Bish (Ex ALMR), Tim Hulme (CEO BII), Yaser Martini (various roles including non exec director at Cirrus Inns, and shareholder at Sipsmith Independent Spirits), Rob Willock (Editor PMA), Duncan Robertson (Director, Beds and Bars), Ross Piggott (RP Databases), James Cuthbertson (Instinctive PR).

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The 2014 Survey Results

Last Year Pubs Raised


5% more than the previous year

Pubs That Carry Out Charitable Activities Raise


Throughout the UK & beyond, more than 2000 charities benefit from the fundraising centeredaround pubs

All surveyed pubs in the UK


of which raised money for charity

Pubs are expected to raise 5% more


In 2014 than the previous year

Latest News & Press Releases

Below are a selection of press releases highlighting the work PubAid does. If you have a fundraising story to tell, or would like more information about PubAid, contact James at

Latest survey shows pubs support for charities tops £100,000,000 mark
  • Jul 2014
  • by James Cuthbertson

The latest survey by PubAid, the organisation dedicated to highlighting the great work pubs in the UK do for charity, has revealed that in 2013, pubs raised over £100,000,000 for charity.

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96% of pubs raise money for charity
  • Mar 2014
  • by James Cuthbertson

According to research conducted by RPBI on behalf of PubAid, 96% of UK pubs raise money for charity.

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British Institute of Innkeeping announce Fundraiser of the Year Award finalists
  • Mar 2014
  • by James Cuthbertson

Finalists in the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) Fundraiser of the Year Award have been announced ahead of the awards ceremony to be held at the BII Annual Luncheon on May 13th.

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Fundraising Tips

Social Media

Please share your fundraising stories with us on Facebook or Twitter (#pubaid) or follow us to be inspired by what others are doing as part of pubs raising over £100m for charity each year.

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Contact Your MP

We believe that pubs play a vital role in the fabric of the community, yet all too often they are vilified by the press. If you’d like to share the message about how important the pub is to you and your community and share the fact that pubs raise over £100m for charity each year, then here’s a resource designed to help you contact your local MP:

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Case Studies

To help inspire your fundraising, here are the finalists from this year’s BII Fundraiser of the Year Awards

Pub: Royal Oak, West Sussex

A small pub with a strong sense of community. The current owners moved into the pub seven years ago and have raised in excess of £26k for a local hospice, plus a further £8k for the air ambulance service in conjunction with another pub in Devon.

Fundraising event include:

  • Snail and chicken races
  • Pantomime Dame & Pantomime Horse racing, we have raced
  • Annual Rusper Regatta with ‘boat’ racing (up the road!)
  • Annual Weed Show
  • R.O.A.D.S (Royal Oak amateur dramatic society) performances’ in the pub garden
  • Festive plays at Christmas time
  • Pantomime Horse Chariot Race, where regulars made and sponsored the chariots which were pulled by two pantomime horses each. The day also included sheep racing, Weed show and Barn Dance, with cricket and croquet. The weekend alone raised £3k.
  • No mobile phone policy in the pub, each time a phone rings £1 has to be put in the charity pot

Pub: The Sweet Olive at The Chequers, Oxfordshire

The pub is at the centre of our two communities, and during the past 10 years the owners have supported many charities including local organisations, schools, playgroups, cricket clubs, gardening clubs and Bonfire Night associations. Charity efforts include:

Fundraising event include:

  • The team founded the village’s ASTONAHLON in 2010, a charity 10km run and 30 km cycle where each applicant raises a minimum of £50. The event has raised over £30k over the last three years for a children’s hospital, a cancer research charity and donated funds to a local children’s playground.
  • Boules annual competition raiseing over £10k. Has a French theme with pub meal and prizes.
  • ‘Olivier and The Henley Challenge’ Triathlon, which saw a local take on the challenge raising over £20k.
  • Steak and Capon nights raising over £5k

Pub: The Swan, Bristol

The pub is a big part of the community, raised approximately £23k for charity last year, all of which are local organisationsl, including supporting a young gentleman who was struggling with carrying on running a family home after his wife passed away, through to local charities and community projects.

Regular events include:

  • Weekly skittles tournament and card-making for people with learning difficulties
  • Charity quiz every week , Thursday night we have charity
  • Bingo
  • Live music nights at weekends
  • BBQ on the patio
  • Hosts community events such as craft fairs, Christmas Lights, Royal British Legion meeting ‘lodge’ in the function room

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