Thornbridge community news and updates
Sheffield Half Pint Marathon 2017
Date: 1st May 2017
The Sheffield Half Pint Marathon, now in its third year, is a month long celebration of some of Sheffield’s best independent beer pubs and bars. It is aimed at giving people a chance to make a contribution to a great local charity, Sheffield Mind, support independent local businesses and explore our wonderful city.
Find your Half Pint Marathon card from any of the 13 fantastic pubs participating and throughout May enjoy The Wall, a new American Hopped Session Pale Ale, brewed with our friends at True North Brew Co.
Once you have imbibed The Wall in each venue and your card is fully stamped please hand it in to The Forum Kitchen + Bar to be entered into the prize draw to win fantastic prizes from across Sheffield, including Half Pint Marathon T-shirts, The Wall mini casks, brewery tours, tasting sessions, beer, and much, much more.
13 of Sheffields finest pubs are involved including: The Stags Head, The Greystones, The Hallamshire House, The Bath Hotel, Riverside, The Forum, The Old House, The Waggon & Horses, The York, The Broadfield, The Kelham Island Tavern, The Brothers Arms & The University Arms.
Visit http://www.halfpintmarathon.co.uk/ for more information
Date: 1st January 2017
For 2017, our chosen charity partner will be #ChallengeDerbyshire, formed in 2015 to raise money for three amazing local charities, Ashgate Hospicecare, Blythe House Hospice and Helens Trust.
They are commited to ensuring they continue and thrive enabling them to deliver care and support for EVERYONE in North Derbyshire who needs it! We are so lucky to have these three charities, working together we can ensure we keep them for the years to come.
Blythe House Hospice adds quality to life by providing the highest levels of care for people affected by cancer and certain other life threatening illnesses and supporting those who are bereaved. Over 1000 people access Blythe House Hospice services every year.
Read more www.blythehousehospice.org.uk
Ashgate Hospicecare is a local charity providing care to people across North Derbyshire, with any life-limiting illness, helping them to live for every day. Ashgate Hospicecare Nurses make 3,000 home visits every year.
Read more www.ashgatehospicecare.org.uk
Helens Trust aims to help remove the barriers that may be preventing a person from staying at home by funding and providing care and equipment. Helens Trust helps over 150 people with terminal illness across North Derbyshire every year.
Read more www.helenstrust.org.uk
Sheffield Helipad Appeal 2016
Date: 28th December 2016
During 2016 we undertook a number of fund raising activities in aid of The Sheffield Helipad Appeal, a cause that successfully helped Sheffield Hospitals build the desperately needed new helipad at Sheffield Northern General Hospital.
Thank you to everyone that contributed! Through events such as The Sheffield Half Pint Marathon and contributions in the Thornbridge Taps you helped us raise £4034 for this fantastic charity that will save many lives in the future.
Thornbridge Supporting the Sheffield Helipad Appeal
Date: 13th January 2016
During 2016 we will be undertaking a number of activities with an aim to raise funds for a great charity a new helipad at the Sheffield Northern General Hospital for people who need urgent life-saving care.
The A&E Department at Northern General became a Major Trauma Centre (MTC) in April 2013. This means that it has the specialist staff and equipment needed to deliver lifesaving treatment to the most extreme and urgent trauma cases. It serves a population of 1.8 million people covering South Yorkshire and parts of the Humber, Derbyshire and the East Midlands.
The current secondary helipad at the Northern General was built more than 20 years ago and is both too small and too far from A&E. Secondary means that patients must be transferred from the helicopter into a land ambulance then driven to the emergency department adding precious minutes and risking additional discomfort and complications. When a patient has major trauma, the faster a patient receives specialist treatment, the higher their chances of surviving or surviving well.
The new helipad will be right outside the ambulance bay and that is just a short trolley push between the helicopter and A&E. It will be built to the latest safety standards and will be lit so that patients can receive life‐saving treatment within about 90 seconds of landing, 24 hours a day.
The cost of building and equipping this state-of-the-art helipad is approximately £2 million
Our Community Efforts in 2015/16
Date: 31st December 2015
We are privileged at Thornbridge to be in a position to help and support a number of great people working for charities and community organisations who in turn are doing really important work. During 2015 we have been involved with the following:
The Rotary Jaipur Limb Fund is a project of fund-raising and project-initiating by Rotarians, drawn from all over the world. A Jaipur Limb is an artificial leg, developed at the Mahaveer hospital in Jaipur, India. The unique component is the Jaipur foot, a clever combination of wood and rubber shaped into a realistic looking foot. The Jaipur limb is hard-wearing and will last for three or four years, longer if worn with a shoe.
One of the major differences between the Jaipur technology and western technology is the cost – a western limb can cost between £1,000.00 and £2,000.00, a Jaipur limb made and fitted for as little as £30.00.
Jaipur IPA is the beer that Thornbridge is best known for and so when we heard about a Jaipur fund and the good work it was involved in we were delighted to support this. During 2015 our pubs and the brewery have been raising money for this great cause.
Over the course of 2015 through our collections at The Thornbridge Taps & other charity events including the brew day experience we auctioned for the Jaipur 10th anniversary brew, we raised over £1000 for this fantastic charity!
The Sheffield Half Pint Marathon (May)
Working with our friends at the Forum Group - The ‘Half Pint Marathon’ was a month long celebration of some of Sheffield’s best independent beer venues. It was aimed at giving people a chance to explore the city, support their local independent venues and do something good for charity. Incorporating thirteen of Sheffield’s favourite pubs – The Greystones, The Bath Hotel, The Hallamshire House, The Stags Head, The Forum, The Old House, The York, The Broadfield, Shakespeare’s, The Brothers Arms, The University Arms, Kelham Island Tavern and The Rutland Arms participants visited during May armed with their ‘Half Pint Marathon’ card.
Once they had enjoyed a beer in each venue they had the opportunity to submit their card into the prize draw to win fantastic prizes from across Sheffield, including brewery tours, tasting sessions, beer, and much, much more.
Each of the venues served a specially created collaboration Thornbridge and FCBL beer Stitch – a light, hoppy, 4% session ale! All the bars and pubs donated some proceeds from the sale of the beer and directly from Thornbridge Brewery. In total some £7500 was raised to support, St Luke, Roundabout, Bluebell Wood and the Sheffield Children’s Hospital charities.
St Lukes Hospice, Sheffield
Many of our pubs have a longstanding relationship as fund raisers for St Luke’s and with activities like the Half Pint Marathon the brewery has also supported the charity more directly. In the past 5 years the pubs and the brewery have raised over £15000 to help the staff at St Lukes carry out their fantastic work.