Seafood Pub Company hosts birthday celebration

Staff at The Fenwick.
Staff at The Fenwick.

A well known Lune Valley pub celebrated its first birthday last week, raising more than £300 for a Morecambe based charity for the blind in the process.

The Fenwick village inn and gastro-pub at Claughton celebrated its first birthday since being relaunched by Ribble Valley based Seafood Pub Company on June 18.

The birthday party was also a fundraiser for Galloway’s Society for the Blind which needs £850,000 a year to provide services for more than 7,000 blind and partially sighted people in Lancashire and Sefton as well as a national range of talking newspapers.

MD of the Seafood Pub Company, Joycelyn Neve, said: “All our Seafood Pub Company sites are community pubs as well as destination restaurants so they all support local causes wherever possible.”

The atmospheric 18th century Fenwick re-opened in June 2013 – as the fourth pub in a group that will reach six this year.

Janine Bickerstaff, head of fundraising and communications at Galloways, said: “We were thrilled to be invited to the Fenwick’s first birthday and are so grateful to all the team and generous customers there for raising such a great amount. We’ll spend the money on services for people living with sight loss in north Lancashire.”