Joseph Holt


From our earliest days, we have always had a strong link with local charities. It must have been close to Joseph's heart to look out for those in need of a helping hand.

We are extremely proud to have a very long relationship with Manchester's world-famous Christie Hospital.

It was back in 1914 that Sir Edward Holt donated the first £20,000 to help fund a new laboratory studying the use of radium to treat cancer. That commitment continued for 100 years as 2014 saw our Centenary Appeal for the Christie where we asked our pubs, staff and customers to help us raise £300,000. From the great support, we exceeded that target and achieved a staggering £402,000 when doubled by the Edward Holt Trust and Peter Kershaw Trust who has given enormous support for our appeal.

This year we are aiming to raise £100,000 for The Christie who fund life-changing and life-saving work to support cancer patients at The Christie Hospital. 

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