Fuller’s celebrates local heroes in the Pride of Fuller’s Awards
We take pride in having our pubs at the heart of some amazing communities and wanted to celebrate those special people within them.
The last couple of years haven’t been easy. There are people within our communities who have shown great strength by going above and beyond, giving up their time to help those in need or simply continue to show kindness towards others.
No matter how big or small the act of goodwill, we wanted to celebrate these local heroes. This year, we were very excited to launch our very first Pride of Fuller’s Awards to say thank you to the kind-hearted spirits among us.
Although there are many wonderful people in and around our pubs, we wanted to select those who really stood out to treat them and their families and friends to a fantastic Sunday lunch at either The Half Moon in Herne Hill (Sunday 20 March) or The Bear of Burton in Christchurch (Sunday 10 April), hosted on the day by the legendary chef and King of Sunday roasts, Brian Turner.
We received hundreds of nominations from people up and down the country. Here are a few from our winners...
(Photos from the Pride of Fuller's at The Half Moon)
“She is the heart and soul of the community as constantly goes above and beyond to support and supply much needed goods to the homeless street friends of Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole. She has set up food collecting points in our local area and also volunteers for many other charities.”
“He is a volunteer football coach with the Brentford Penguins and gives up his time to put the sessions on for young people with Downs Syndrome. It is a lifeline for the children and the parents and he does all of this for free. He is passionate and kind, he cares so much about all members of the team and goes the extra mile to make every session so much fun.”
“Throughout lockdown, she has cooked meals and did everything she could for people in need in the village of Langstone. She always hosts of the big events for the village - from coffee mornings, thank you events, Halloween parties, the list goes on… She is an amazing person and always puts other people before herself.”
“I want to nominate my husband. My mum has advanced dementia and he visits her every day, even with the things that go above and beyond what any son in law should ever have to do. He is also coping with his own health issues and supports me through a very stressful life.”
“She has worked tirelessly for our school families, checking on vulnerable families throughout lockdown, helping with food and clothing parcels. Now children are back in school, she holds daily lunchtime play sessions to integrate struggling children and also hosts coffee and advice drop in mornings for parents and carers. There’s always someone always needs her support and she does it cheerfully while juggling everything to put the children first. She is kind to everyone and really deserves a delicious meal.”
“My Mum aged 76. Twice weekly throughout this bleak Winter she has made 30-minute night bus trips to collect excess food from supermarkets and distributes to her neighbours in need, while doing her bit to reduce landfill. She brought me up a single Mum and we lived in Herne Hill throughout this time. It would be amazing to have a special recognition for her and dine is a place that feels nostalgic and holds special memories of her younger years.”
“My 96 year-old mother who has continued throughout the pandemic to make jams and brownies for charity and locals and make coffee at church on Sundays. She regularly phones and checks up on other elderly people (generally younger than her) to make sure they are ok.”
We can't wait to celebrate the rest of the winners at The Bear of Burton this Sunday and we look forward to saying thank you and raising a glass to more community heroes in years to come.