On Tuesday 26th January The Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk hosted The Big Yorkshire Breakfast event. A full breakfast was served from 8.00am with last orders at 11.00am in aid of the Addington Fund, a national farming charity.
Ian Bell, Chief Executive for the Addington Fund announced during the breakfast that as a consequence of the severe flooding in the north, all funds from the breakfast would be directed to the North of England Flood Fund.
£8,325,00 was raised at the event through anonymous donations. The Carpenters Arms’ Chris Blundell commented, “We are absolutely delighted to be able to help raise much needed funds for the Addington Fund and particularly the North of England Flood Fund by hosting this event. We all have friends and colleagues that have had a miserable Christmas and New Year as a result of the weather.
Michael Ibobtson, co-owner continued “All our pubs are located in rural areas within strong farming communities and so it follows many of our customers are farmers. With our approach to sourcing the best of local produce we have some very close relationships to this community.”
Michael Ibbotson added, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yet so many of us simply leave for work without taking the time to sit down and eat. That is why at Provenance Inns we pay a lot of attention to our breakfast offering with a full breakfast buffet of juices, cereals, pastries, yoghurts and fruit in addition to a full A La Carte breakfast. When guests book a night away, it is one of the few times they take to sit and enjoy a good breakfast. Eating is such a social practice and has a crucial impact upon physical, social and mental health.”
This fundraising event was also kindly supported by Strutt & Parker and Barclays.
For more information please contact Karen Sweeney at The Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk on 01845 537369.