On Monday 17 May, the Packhorse Community Pub will open its C17th century doors for the first time this year.
As part of the “Roadmap” back to post Covid-19 normality, this will be another milestone moment in the eccentric history of this pub.
To celebrate this re-opening, and to raise some money for two tremendous causes, we are organising an auction for the “First Drink Pulled/Poured”.
The auction will go live ten days before Monday 17 May – on Friday 07 May – on an Ebay page.
The link to this auction site will be added here – as of Friday 07 May.
The auction will close at 1200hrs on Monday 17 May – as the doors open.
Our two nominated charities (the auction money will be split between the two) are:
(1) Dorothy House Hospice – that provides such incredible end of life care; and
(2) The Mountain Way – that helps UK veterans suffering from PTSD.
The Dorothy House Hospice cause is particularly poignant for us all here at the moment – as this is where one of the Packhorse’s finest friends, Caroline Cundy, spent her last days in such incredible care – before passing away on Thursday 01 April after a long, brave fight against cancer. Caroline was a tireless presence in the Packhorse volunteer team – always so giving of her time to support so many aspects of the pub’s operation – room decoration, event planning, communications and so much more. She is so missed as a much loved member of the Packhorse team and wider community.
Notes for media/participants:
(1) Notes on the wider community-buy back Packhorse Story can be found here.
(2) More information can be discussed with our Press Officer, Phill Legard on packhorsecomms [@] packhorsebath.co.uk
(3) If the winner cannot be there in person, we will video the poured drink and hold it for their consumption – along with a framed picture commemorating the moment to be presented to them.