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23rd December 2022

It’s the season of good will as The Builder’s Arms, Croydon, takes nine trollies of shopping to the local foodbank

The Builder’s Arms in Croydon [65 Leslie Park Rd, Croydon CR0 6TP] raised over £1,000 through a hamper raffle – and promptly headed to the supermarket to purchase nine trolley-loads of goodies for the Esther Community Enterprise Food Bank.

Simon Griffiths, the big-hearted general manager at The Builder’s Arms, put the three hampers together and raised a total of £1180 through the sale of raffle tickets. The hampers were filled with goodies donated by various suppliers, brewery tours and trips to Sipsmiths Gin Distillery. The raffle was drawn on Monday 19 December – and Simon and his team immediately headed to the local Asda to fill up with essentials and Christmas treats for the food bank.

Simon said: “Christmas is a time for giving and my team and I wanted to make sure that as many people in Croydon as possible could eat well on this special day. The team at Asda were amazing – we had nine trollies, full of rice, pasta, tinned food, tea and coffee, cereal and Christmas choccies.

“When we arrived at the food bank, with two full cars and an Uber XL, the ladies at the food bank were stunned. I think they were expecting a couple of bags of shopping – so it was a bit of a shock to see so much food. It was so rewarding to see the delight on their faces and to know that we have made so many people’s Christmases that little bit better. And I think the team at the food bank will be customers for life at The Builder’s Arms.

“I can’t thank my customers enough for their generosity with the raffle tickets. The team at Asda were outstanding, opening a special checkout just for us, and even our Uber driver was amazing and gave up his time to help us unload the food into the food bank. The spirit of Christmas and the season of goodwill is certainly alive and kicking in Croydon.”

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Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC is the premium pubs and hotels business that is famous for beautiful and inviting pubs with delicious fresh food, a vibrant and interesting range of drinks, and engaging service from passionate people. Fuller’s has 207 managed businesses, with 1,030 boutique bedrooms, and 178 Tenanted Inns. The estate is predominately located in the South of England (44% of sites are within the M25) and stretches from our London heartland to the Jurassic Coast via the New Forest. Our Managed Pubs and Hotels include 16 iconic Ale & Pie pubs, seven stunning hotels in the Cotswolds, and Bel & The Dragon – seven exquisite modern English inns located in the Home Counties. In summary, Fuller’s is the home of great pubs, outstanding hospitality and passionate people, where everyone is welcome and leaves that little bit happier than they arrived.


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For further information, please contact the press office:

Georgina Wald         020 8996 2198            georgina.wald@fullers.co.uk

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