Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Pub firm raises thousands to help protect pollinators

Pub firm raises thousands to help protect pollinators

BRAKSPEAR has donated £2,890 to Friends of the Earth from sales of Honey Bee, a seasonal ale sold in its pubs during April and May.

For every pint sold, the Henley pub company and brewer donated 10p to Bee Cause, the charity’s campaign to help Britain’s under-threat bees.

It also donated five firkins to Basecamp, Friends of the Earth’s annual environmental festival in June. Brakspear chief executive Tom Davies said: “We’re delighted that Honey Bee sold so well across our estate and raised such a good sum for Bee Cause.

“Honey Bee is a perfect summer beer, ideal for supping in a sunny pub garden, so the recent hot weather certainly helped, along with our customers’ desire to support a worthy cause.”

Friends of the Earth chief executive Craig Bennett said: “Bees are currently facing many threats, such as habitat loss, pesticide use and climate change. Bee Cause is about encouraging the public to be part of the generation that saves these precious pollinators.

“We’re extremely grateful to Brakspear, their licenseesand customers for their support.

“Not only have they raised a significant sum, but also awareness of the plight of the humble bee.”

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