A group of customers and the team at The Sherwood, on Mansfield Road in Nottingham, have clubbed together to buy a much-loved local a new mobility scooter when his was stolen.
After hearing of the incident, The Sherwood’s operator, Teressa Northridge, quickly mobilised her team and a group of the pub’s regulars to help her raise enough money to replace the scooter.
Teressa made a significant donation to the cause herself and thanks to the generosity and community spirit rife across The Sherwood’s customers, the rest was made up in no time.
The customer, who has been going to The Sherwood for many years, was delighted when he received the unexpected gift, not knowing how he would buy a new one himself. He is now once again able to run essential errands and join his friends at the pub.
Teressa said: “For me, it was a no brainer. We’re all about community, community, community here and if the last few months have taught us anything, it’s that we have to look after each other when times are tough. Some of our customers went months without seeing anyone during lockdown, so to have that taken away again now things have started opening up again, would have just been awful for the customer in question.
“I was incredibly touched by how enthusiastic everyone was getting involved in the fundraising, and it just goes to show how tight our community is at the Sherwood. We believe that as a pub, we play a really important role in the lives of our customers, and we intend to show that in our actions, not just in words.”
The fundraising effort follows a wider contribution from pubs across Craft Union Pub Company, the parent company of The Sherwood, who have raised over £40,000, donated to various local charities throughout lockdown.
The Sherwood, 548 Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2FR