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There are so many great charities that carry out phenomenal work in our communities and we’ve always tried to help them all where we could. Our pubs support the charities local to their communities by raising money in house for charities of their choice through events and fundraising. On top of this, as a business, we have chosen to align with one charity partner and focus our energy into helping them to raise as much money as possible.

From 2015 – 2018 we partnered with Tenovus Cancer Care. During this time our pub teams and support centre staff held various events including pub quizzes, bake sales, bike rides and participation in national events such as the Cardiff 10k and Cardiff Half Marathon.

The relationship was so successful that Brains are now the single biggest annual fundraiser for the charity, raising over £150,000 across the 3 years.

Claudia McVie, Tenovus Cancer Care Chief Executive said: “We can’t thank the staff at S.A. Brain and Coffee#1 enough. Raising £150,000 in three years is a fabulous achievement and the money they’ve raised will help us to fund vital research and make sure we’re there for people affected by cancer in communities right across the country.”

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, Tenovus Cancer Care can offer help and support. The Tenovus Cancer Care free Support Line is open 365 days a year from 8am-8pm. Call them on 0808 808 1010.

On 5th September 2018 at ‘The Crwys’ pub in Cardiff, S.A. Brain & Co Ltd announced their new managed house charity partnership with Welsh Hearts/Calonnau Cymru. The aim of the three year charity partnership is to supply life-saving defibrillators and CPR/defibrillator training to each of Brains’ 104 managed houses across Wales.  

Each Brains managed house is already at the hub of their respective cities or local communities and now they will become the true heart of each community also.

This unique partnership between Brains Brewery and Welsh Hearts aims to support the future ambition, that every facility in Wales, no matter its size, will be no more than 100m from access to a life-saving defibrillator.

Sharon Owen, charity director said “This initiative complements the ambitious work of Welsh Hearts in communities throughout Wales. We believe the impact on lives will be far-reaching, as lives should not be lost due to a lack of a public access defibrillator in the event of an emergency. Defibrillators should be available everywhere. We are excited to be working with S.A. Brain & Co Ltd, as they are at the heart of communities across Wales”

We are delighted and proud to be supporting Welsh Hearts through our fundraising program, supporting their life-saving defibrillator installation ambitions through a series of local fundraising initiatives, as well as donation from the sale of selected dishes that feature on our menus in the majority of our managed houses.

To join us and Welsh Hearts in the efforts to safeguard every member of public in Wales, you can donate via the JustGiving site:

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