Our Charity Work
The Yorkshire Bridge Inn has been part of the landscape in the Hope Valley for many years. We have a dedicated team working for us, nearly all of whom live locally, so we have a strong commitment to giving back to our local community.
Over the last 25 years we’ve supported many grassroots sports clubs, village events and community groups, as well as helping to raise funds for numerous local and national charities.
The team here are passionate about helping in our local area and many contribute through their own personal fundraising endeavours and volunteering their time to actively raise awareness for causes or charities close to their heart.
As a business we aim to support our team members with their initiatives, but we also want to lead the way by sponsoring local clubs and raising valuable funds for good causes within our community and beyond.
We’ve got some super ideas for raising money over the next couple of years and we can’t wait to see our ideas in action and local organisations benefitting. Here’s a brief summary of what we’ve been up to recently and what we’ve got planned.
Blythe House Hospicecare
We’re working closely with Blythe House Hospicecare to set up various projects to raise money to support their work. A number of our team members attended a familiarisation talk to understand the amazing work this charity does in the High Peak and throughout Derbyshire. Since then we’ve helped with sponsorship and prizes for their annual golf tournament at Sickleholme and we’ll be hosting a charity craft event in the run up to Christmas too.
We’re also progressing a number of innovative fundraising ideas for Blythe House Hospicecare. We’re excited to see these come to fruition and we hope they will provide a long-term income stream for the charity.
Aplastic Anaemia Trust Annual Peak District Walk
We are always delighted to host The Aplastic Anaemia Trust – a small UK charity dedicated to raising funds for research into this rare and life threatening disease. It’s a charity very close to our hearts as a member of our team was diagnosed with Aplastic Anaemia back in 2013.
The Peak District Walk is an annual event starting and finishing at our pub. Our most recent event included a folk band made up of top haematologists and consultants from the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. They joined us for the day to entertain supporters and fundraisers. It’s always a great social event and gives patients and families a much-needed opportunity to meet other people in the same situation as themselves.
Our team members and wonderful customers helped to raise funds for the purchase of a steel cabinet for our defibrillator. This enabled us to install the equipment on our outside wall so it’s now accessible 24 hours a day. Whilst we hope it’s never needed, it’s reassuring to know it’s there and may save someone’s life in the future.
Once it was installed we hosted an evening of defibrillator training so that our team members would know how to use a defibrillator and would feel more confident about helping someone in need.