Fun days on Sundays will be at the core of the fundraising for staff and customers at The Park pub in Great Harwood, as they raise money as part of the East Lancashire Hospice Corporate Challenge.
The licensee Darina Currie and her husband Craig only took over the keys to the pub in February and one of her first actions was to join the challenge.
The pub’s assistant manager Daniel Grimes said: “One of my mate’s mum Susan works as a volunteer in East Lancashire Hospice’s shop in Great Harwood so I asked the hospice to drop off one of their collection tubs to go on the bar. When the hospice people came in they talked to Darina about the corporate challenge and she decided to go ahead and join.”
Darina said: “The pub has been a great success as it has created a new and exciting place to socialise, eat and drink within the Great Harwood community. The Park is open seven days a week and serves food through from Wednesday to Sunday.
The pub’s talented head chef offers a locally sourced fresh food menu which is described as classic English cuisine with an Asian twist. The menu changes regularly to ensure seasonal food is used to a maximum.
While The Park, which is owned by Admiral Taverns, is Darina’s first pub she has a lot of experience working in the hospitality industry. Her husband Craig is a fully trained chef and while he gives a helping hand in the pub he has other business interests to manage. Assistant manager Daniel too is experienced in the pub trade and has worked in the hospitality industry since finishing school.
Darina’s main focus of the fundraising will be working with local celebrities on football matches, park picnics, golf day, car wash, singles nights and other events including the regular fun days on Sundays.
Apart from customers all of The Park’s staff will be backing the venture during the summer of fun and activity.