We’re supporting another two fantastic local charities at this year’s Portsmouth Beer Festival Christmas Sessions. We’re hosting cancer trust charity Tom Prince Cancer Trust, founded by the Prince family and based right here in Portsmouth and also the RNLI which raises funds for supporting lifeboat crews who save many peoples lives at sea year after year. All money taken from our brilliant Pub Games Room – with prizes for each Session Winner, is manned by the charities volunteers. All proceeds will be split exactly 50/50 between the two fantastic causes. You can read in more detail about the charities below:
RNLI – Lifeboats
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. They provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service and a seasonal lifeguard service. Their values reflect the way they do business as an organisation. Here are their objectives outlined:
The RNLI saves lives at sea.
To end preventable loss of life at sea.
Our work is based on and driven by our values. Our volunteers and staff strive for excellence and are …
Selfless: willing to put the requirements of others before our own and the needs of the team before the individual, able to see the bigger picture and act in the best interests of the RNLI, and to be inclusive and respectful of others. Prepared to share our expertise with organisations that share our aims.
Dependable: always available, committed to doing our part in saving lives with professionalism and expertise, continuously developing and improving. Working in and for the community and delivering on our promises.
Trustworthy: responsible, accountable and efficient in the use of the donations entrusted to us by our supporters, managing our affairs with transparency, integrity and impartiality.
Courageous: prepared to achieve our aims in changing and challenging environments. We are innovative, adaptable and determined in our mission to save more lives at sea.
Tom Prince Cancer Trust
The Tom Prince Cancer Trust was established in 2004, set up in memory of Tom; a lively and loving young lad. He was a very sociable and a keen footballer. He was kind, funny and always had a smile on his face. Tom, who suffered from Osteosarcoma which is most common type of primary bone cancer, fought his illness bravely but sadly passed away the day before his 16th birthday. It was Tom’s strength and endurance which inspired the family to set up a charity in his name. Having set a target of raising £1 million, it is a tremendous achievement to see them pass the £900,000 mark and we’re thrilled they’ve agreed to join us this time round so we can help them push on towards their final target.