The Rose of Mossley in Liverpool has been named Pub Aid’s charity pub of the year.

Landlady Mari Woods has been at the Greene King tenancy for 30 years, raising an estimated £250,000 in that time for many local charities and good causes, and offering hands-on help to individuals in need in the community.

Woods is supported by the Friends of the Rose of Mossley, a group of regulars who help organise fundraising events. Beneficiary charities are selected based on nominations from the local community, via the pub’s Facebook page.

Awards sponsor Matthew Clark marketing director Richard Hayhoe said: “The Rose of Mossley shows how a pub can make a huge, positive difference to the lives of people in its local area. Mari and her team work tirelessly to keep the pub at the heart of its community, offering financial, practical and emotional help to local charities, groups and individuals.

“We’re delighted to name The Rose of Mossley as our Charity Pub of the Year 2019.”

The finalists, as well as the Rose of Mossley, were:

The Bull’s Head, Mobberley, Cheshire

The Falkners Arms, Fleet, Hampshire

The Fatling, Hornchurch, Essex

The Front Page, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

The Lion Brewery, Ash, Surrey

The Swan, Thornbury, Gloucestershire

The White Horse, Quorn, Leicestershire

PubAid is a working party created in 2009 to highlight the work done by UK pubs for charity, sharing the message that UK pubs raise over £100m per year and contribute £40 million to grassroots sport.

Pictured: Rose of Mossley licensee Mari Woods and PubAid co-founder Des O’Flanagan

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