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Buy a Beer for Bury Hospice

The House of Beer, Ramsbottom is organizing a charity event in aid of Bury Hospice. It is called Buy a Beer for Bury Hospice. It is asking people to buy a beer/s while they are away on holiday and take it in to the House of Beer as a donation to a charity auction to be held on 22 September 2017 at the Old Mill Hotel, Ramsbottom.

The beers can be from the UK or overseas and they are asking the the best before date be the end of October 2017 or later. Everyone who donates a beer will be entered into a draw for a £50 House of Beer voucher.

Manchester themed Charity Event in aid of the victims of the terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert

On Tuesday 27th June (7:30pm til late) the Hare & Hounds in Holcombe Brook, Bury will be holding a MANCHESTER themed charity event in aid of the victims of the terrorist atrocity at the Ariana Grande concert. This will consist of Manchester music, a Manchester based quiz and more. This information comes from Craig Warner, the manager of the Hare & Hounds. ALL monies raised will go to the just giving page of the charity for said victims

Any donations over and above of this event that customers wish to give will be gratefully received.

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For updates please use Hare & Hounds own website, facebook page


Alfie Chisnall is Disney mad and his parents Adele and Gary would love nothing more than to take him to see his favourite characters. Unfortunately Adele can't work due to Alfie`s disability and she needs to be available at the drop of a hat in case of any emergency.

Gary works full time (and the rest) to make ends meet however this means he rarely gets to spend quality time with Alfie because of the hours he works. On Sunday the 16th of April the last in a long list of indoor charity events held at the Sundial in Bury for getting Alfie to Disneyland took place and once again was hosted by landlady Maggie Gold and her partner Paul Kinsella On the day the pub was bulging at the seams all through the day and night with the pub not emptied until after midnight, Thwaites shire horses (Bomber & Lancaster) where on show along with the dray and drew a goodly crowd, many people (young & old) were in fancy dress. Congratulations to everyone. The total raised is a huge £6385 to getting Alfie to Disneyland. A massive achievement from all the community. Never in our pub career have we had a day like today..... ( Walmersley you are an amazing community and we are so proud to be a part of it!!!! Thank you). A special mention must go to a group of people nicknamed ALFIE`S POSSE for their drive, determination, and dedication for making sure things got done.


On the 4th of March 2017 local Camra member Don Booth and his wife Carol celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a special brew made by Matt Holmes from Ramsbottom craft brewery aptly named (LOVE IS A DRUG) which was put on at the Hare & Hounds in Holcombe brook and the Clarence in bury with ``ALL`` proceeds going to local charity (Bury Hospice). Monies from the brew sold at the hare & hounds totalled £187 with manager Craig Warner rounding it up to £200, This was matched by the Clarence making a grand total of £400 going to Bury hospice.

Don Booth and Craig Warner from the Hare & Hounds

The brew was particularly enjoyed at the Clarence by Don and Carol for this was the venue of their wedding reception 50yrs to the day. Many thanks go to Matt for making the brew, Craig at the hare & hounds, Benn Earnshaw & Greg Longshaw at the Clarence for first putting on the brew and then their generosity in donating all proceeds to Bury hospice. Once again Craig, Ben and Greg MANY THANKS. Don & Carol Booth.

Don Booth and Greg Longshaw from the Clarence