Red Mist Leisure has announced a new charity record – having raised nearly £30,500 in 2017 for several national and local charities.

The figure was up 10% on its previous year’s charity high, with the pub group having now laid down the gauntlet to beat this figure for 2018 with further ambitious charity fundraising plans.

Charities to benefit have included: Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, Cherry Trees Respite Care Home, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, Challengers and Help for Heroes.

Every year Red Mist Leisure challenges itself to undertake a sport fundraising event which in the past has included running a half marathon, a 26 mile ramble across the Surrey Hills and earlier this year, a 5 month rigorous training schedule culminated in a team of 14 Red Mist Leisure staff, suppliers, customers and friends climbing three of the highest mountain peaks in England , Scotland and Wales as part of the Three Peaks Challenge, which alone raised £14,000 for two of the brilliant local charities it supports; Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.

Mark Robson, managing director of Red Mist Leisure, said: “Year on year, we continue to be blown away by people’s support and generosity and the donations we can help to raise means everything to the charities that we support. Charity events are not only great and important team builders, but also hold a strong resonance with Red Mist Leisure’s ethos of supporting the community. We are thrilled we completely over hit this year’s already ambitious charity target and we are already in the throes of finalising what 2018’s target and ‘big’ charity sporting event might be, so watch this space