UK’s best fundraising pub announces further success

The Royal Oak in Friday Street, near Rusper, West Sussex, was crowned Fundraiser of the Year at the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) Annual Awards in May, but they clearly aren’t resting on their laurels after announcing that they raised just over £2,000 at last weekend’s ‘Tour de Rusper’.

The Tour de Rusper was a fancy dress bike ride from the Royal Oak and back via a round trip of about 4.5 miles leaving the pub at midday, stopping at Rusper shop to pick up a St Catherine’s Hospice sticker and to get fancy dress judged, then back to the pub for a BBQ.

Sara Blunden, owner of the Royal Oak, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with the team at St Catherine’s Hospice and are delighted to help support the great work they do. We were pleased with how many people took part and funds raised.”

Jon Hobden crossed the line first and secured the first Tour de Rusper Yellow Jersey.

For more details, contact the pub on 01293 871393 or visit h

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