Stonegate Pubs Join Forces To Support Paramedics
A group of pubs have banded together to support the emergency services, after they saw video footage of an ambulance driver being given a parking ticket in a supermarket car park recently. The crew had worked an eight-hour shift and stopped briefly to get a drink and a snack, parking on double yellow lines because the ambulance would not fit in a normal bay.
Horrified by the footage, the pubs, run by managing operator Stonegate Pub Company, decided to offer free parking spaces for ambulances, as well as a tea or coffee and a sandwich, on the house, for the crew.
Matt Lettington, General Manager of the Harrow Inn in Cheam, said: “Everyone knows that ambulance crews are always on call, whether or not their sirens are on, and that breaks for them to grab a quick snack and a drink can come few and far between. We wanted to show these amazing heroes that we care as much for them, as they do for us, so in future, rather than passing the pub hungry or thirsty, pop in and have a bite on us, after all, we may all need your help someday!”
So far thirteen pubs have signed up to support the paramedics and more are expected to join them, as the pubs are campaigning for other Stonegate pubs to join forces using the hashtag #CareForThoseWhoCareForUs.
The thirteen participating pubs are listed below:
· The Harrow Inn, High Street, Cheam, Surrey, SM3 8RL
· North End Tavern, 245 Cheam Common Road, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 8ST
· The Regent, 19 Church Street, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2QP
· Gander Inn, 2 St Dunstans, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 2UE
· Old Bank, 2 High Street, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1HN
· Ye Olde Red Lion, 17 Park Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM3 8QB
· Star, 89 Manor Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 0DE
· Pear Tree, 908-912 Brighton Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2LN
· Feathers Hotel, 42 High Street, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 3EA
· Brewery Inn, 15 The Street, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2AD
· Cricketers Inn, 1 Stamford Green Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 7SR
· Woodman, Woodmansterne Street, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 3NL
· Quart Pot, Runwell Road, Runwell, Wickford, SS11 7PN