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Good news comes in threes for The Bellflower Pub in Garstang

Posted on - 7th August, 2021 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Garstang, Preston News, Wyre News
The Bellflower. Pic: Google

The Bellflower Pub in Garstang have been awarded TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice Award, which puts The Bellflower in the top ten per cent of pubs and restaurants worldwide.

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The pub is also a finalist for the BBC’s Make a Difference Awards for Communities Project of the Year. The winner will be announced 11 September 2021.

The Bellflower are also finalists in two categories in the nationally recognised Great British Pub Awards.

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Their two categories are Best Pub for Families and Community Hero. The pub has been selected from thousands of entries, and the winner will be announced 28 September.

Heather Brandwood, pub manager, said she is very proud of all the staff and their hard work.

Here are just some of the projects The Bellflower have been invovled in recently (Blog Preston can certainly see why they’ve been nominated for so many awards) :

Period Poverty Project

Staff have been giving ladies who struggle to pay for sanitary wear complimentary packs for the month, including a few little luxuries to put smiles on their faces.

Mallowdale Drive Explosion fundraiser

They have raised over £60,000 for those who have lost their homes during the incident.

Helping the crisis food bank

Supplies which were donated. Pic: The Bellflower

Staff have helped to feed nearly 4,000 people with weekly food parcels, including meat, dairy and toiletries.

Dino-Drive

Dressing as dinosaurs to gather additional donations when the foodbank supply was running low.

Easter Bunny Projects

In 2020, around 600-700 eggs were given out. This year, around 1,600 were given. The Easter Bunny walked around the streets spreading cheer and raising community spirits.

Christmas VIPs

Mascots raised money. Pic: The Bellflower

Staff dressed as mascots raising money for the Garstang Christmas Lights Fund (over £1,500 was raised).

Community Elves

Staff collected gifts for children in underprivileged families. Over 300 gifts were received.

Christmas Dinner

80 meals were cooked and delivered to residents who were either isolating, vulnerable, suffered from Covid-19 or would have been completely alone.

VE Day Visits

Staff dressed in period dress and visiting local care and residential homes, singing wartime classics. They wanted to raise spirits to people who weren’t allowed visits.

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