Northants pub company makes £50,000 charity pledge

Written by on January 14, 2020

The family-run McManus Pub Company, owners of 17 pubs in Northampton including Brampton Halt, Thomas ‘A’ Becket and The Red Lion, has pledged to raise £50,000 for charity in its 50th year of business.

 To mark their 50th year, staff and customers will take part in a series of fundraising events in 2020 starting with a 50km bike ride.  Proceeds will be split between three local charities, Mighty Magnus, BacZac and Cynthia Spencer.

The bike challenge, in association with Northampton Saints Foundation, started on January 8th at Virgin Active Riverside, who are donating the use of the bikes. The bikes will be moved around 16 McManus Pubs over 16 days finishing on Friday, January 24th at the Northampton Saints ground. 

Each pair of riders, consisting of staff and customers alongside charity and Northampton Saints representatives, will cover the gruelling 50km between them on static bikes in each venue.

Gary McManus, who took over the McManus family business in 1989, said: “Celebrating 50 years in business is huge for us, so we wanted to do something special to mark this momentous occasion. It seemed quite fitting to try to raise £50,000 in our 50th year to support these dedicated and wonderful charities that do some fantastic work in our town”. 

 In addition to the bike challenge, the McManus Pub company will also be holding a charity ball in July at Franklin’s Gardens and a charitable golf day at Northamptonshire County Golf Club in September, along with fundraising events across their sites throughout the year. The grand total of fundraising will be unveiled at a glittering ceremony next January, where supporters, customers and staff will be invited along to celebrate their efforts. 

For a full running order of the charity bike ride and to show your support visit Welcome to Collection Pot – Collection Pot

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