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19th April 2024

Stonegate’s Property Team to Tackle Snowdon for Charity

This summer, 26 members of Stonegate Group’s property team will be undertaking the challenge to climb Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, for the group’s dedicated charity, Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association).

Stonegate’s property team are located across the UK and will come together on 3rd July to take on the challenge which has been spearheaded by Head of Property, Jonathan Guise.

Andy Cavanagh, Director of Property at Stonegate commented: “MND Association and Stonegate have a longstanding relationship and the team are always looking for creative ways in which to fundraise for this worthy cause. I’m proud that we have rallied 26 willing volunteers for our Snowdon hike challenge and we’ve been amazed by the funds raised so far.”

The group of walkers will be taking the Llanberis path up Snowdon, the longest route to summit which stretches 14.5km with a 3,199 feet ascent. The Snowdonia National Park Authority classifies Llanberis Path as a hard and strenuous route and the terrain includes steep hills, uneven footing and sections of scrambling.

Andy added: “It will certainly be a challenge to climb Snowdon, but we’ve got a determined team who are dedicated to the cause.”

MND affects the nerves known as motor neurones that are found in the brain and spinal cord. These neurones are responsible for muscle function and the disease can lead muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste, which can affect how you walk, talk, eat and drink. At any one time, there are up to 5,000 individuals living with the condition in the UK.

The MND Association helps those dealing with their diagnosis to manage their symptoms and improves their access to care and research in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

To help the team smash their £15,000 fundraising goal, donations can be made, here.



About Stonegate Group

Stonegate Group is the largest pub company in the UK.  Its portfolio is comprised of over 4,500 sites, split across managed, operator led and leased and tenanted businesses.

The managed pubs division, which employs just under 16,000 people, is split into Branded and Traditional pubs. Branded is comprised of: Slug & Lettuce, Popworld, Be At One and the Venues division. Traditional (unbranded) pubs are made up of: Proper Pubs, Pub & Dining and Social Pub & Kitchen.

To date, over 12,000 employees have engaged with the various training programmes Stonegate Group offer, with over 600 Deputy Managers across the estate having been promoted to management roles.

The leased and tenanted estate, Stonegate Pub Partners, is made up of over 3,000 diverse sites whilst operator led Craft Union is currently made up of over 500 community pubs.

The business is multi award-winning for the training and development of its people and business success including:

BII’s National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs): HR Manager of the Year, multiple times; Best Apprenticeship Training Programme (ATOP). Best Managed Company for Training.

REBA Employee Wellbeing Awards – Best New Wellbeing Strategy (5000+ staff);

Publican Awards – Best Pub Employer (501+ employees) multiple times; Best Community Operator (Craft Union Pub Company) multiple times; Best Managed Pub Company multiple times.

Great British Pub Awards – Best LGBTQ+ operator multiple times; Best Sports Pub multiple times; Best Pub Garden, Best Entertainment; Best pub to watch sport;  Community Mindfulness

Licensed Trade Charity Awards   raising awareness through fundraising

UK Hospitality’s Dusk ‘til Dawn Late Night Awards Best Marketing and Promotions Award; Best Service & Team; Best late Night Operator

HR Excellence Awards: Best Learning and Development Strategy

HR Distinction Awards: Innovation for Digital & Social Media; People Development; Innovative Use of Technology

And awards for charity contribution  including  Licensed Trade Charity: Outstanding Corporate Contribution Award; APPBG PUBAID Corporate Charity Fundraiser Award 

Contact: Elisabeth Osmand

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