For the first time in its history, Joseph Holt Brewery has chosen six North West charities they will support in 2021 – with Atherton & Leigh Foodbank named as one of those the fundraising will support.
The brewery has reflected on the food-crisis many people found themselves in during the coronavirus lockdowns and decided to focus its fundraising efforts to support food banks and food clubs across the North West.
Joseph Holt began brewing in 1849 after a short stint working at another brewery, and the Manchester-based brewery has been in the same family ever since – passing through six generations of the Holt family. Working with charities has been part of the business model since day one and they vowed to continue that support into 2021 despite the pressures on the hospitality industry.
The brewery are hoping that pubs and customers will be able to host fundraising activities when restrictions allow in the new year, but in the meantime they have launched their charity calendar which can be purchased online and, when restrictions allow them to reopen, in all Joseph Holt pubs. When lockdown begin in March 2020, the team at Holts were inspired by the pictures which children were displaying in their windows. So much so, they created a competition and the winning designs can be found in the 2021 calendar.
Calendars are just £5 from pubs or £6 online with all the proceeds being split between the six named charities.
David Hughes, Trustee of Atherton & Leigh Foodbank commented: “Holt’s are well known for their fundraising efforts, so we were very touched when they approached us and offered us their support. We know that breweries are having very difficult times at the moment, so for them to reach out to community groups such as ours is very special.”
Calendars are available online at: https://www.joseph-holt.com/shop
When pubs reopen, they will also be online at the bars. Joseph Holt pubs in and around the Atherton and Leigh area include:
- The Tamar, Wigan Road, Leigh
- Cart and Horses, Manchester Road, Astley
- Atherton Arms, Tyldesley Road, Atherton
- Mort Arms, Elliot Street, Tyldesley
- Sir Charles Napier, High Street, Golborne
- Edington Arms, Ladies Lane, Hindley
- The Silverwell, Scholes, Wigan
- Douglas Bank, Woodhouse Lane, Wigan
You can also search for your nearest branch on the Joseph Holt website.
If you or somebody you know needs support with food, please visit our ‘Get Help’ page for more details on how we can help.