Jingle ale the way! Chorley mp toasts fundraiser’s success at local pub

Jingle ale the way! Chorley mp toasts fundraiser’s success at local pub

The Rose & Crown on St Thomas’s Road is kicking of Chorley’s Jingle All The Way sponsored walk in aid of Derian House children’s hospice with the launch of a special Jingle Ale The Way beer.

MP for Chorley Sir Lindsay Hoyle pulled the inaugural pint of Jingle Ale The Way when he visited the recently reopened pub to see its new refurbishment.

10p from every pint of the limited edition ale will be donated to the 10th November fundraiser, which will see 350 people dressed as Santa scaling Rivington Pike. The annual event was conceived by Rose & Crown regular Neil Hailwood and starts and finishes at the pub. Now in its sixth year it has raised nearly £60,000 since it began.

Says Neil, “We’ve got 350 people participating this year – the most ever – so we’re hoping to do Derian House proud as they rely on donations for their funding. The event just wouldn’t be possible without the support of Chorley businesses such as The Rose & Crown. Many of the pub’s customers are actively involved in Jingle All The Way, and it’s fantastic to be able to toast it with its own brew.” 

Comments Lindsay Hoyle, “It’s brilliant to see such a strong community spirit in the town and to see so many people and companies coming together to back a Chorley charity that does such vital work. That’s something worth celebrating and raising a pint to.”

Adds The Rose & Crown’s licensee Gary May: “We might have changed the pub’s look but as a Chorley local we’re keeping its tradition of supporting the community. We’re pleased to be able to do our bit for Jingle All The Way – though we’ll be recommending that walkers have water rather than ale all the way!”