Jim Woolley. The Hare, Linslade
The hare is recognized for miles around as a hub for social inclusion, running veterans charities founded at the pub. It’s an information centre for veterans and civilians alike, whether it’s advice on benefits, local tradesmen, food or financial help, or just a chat with someone that’s prepared to listen and understand. With its beautiful floral displays, grown by customers, quality real ales and warm winter fires, where else would you want to be?
‘More than a community Hero, a community essential.'
'If there is a project to run, funds to raise or a challenge to be done Jim is always at the fore front.'
- Free fall parachute jump raised £2000
- Fire walk raised £1600
- St Georges beerfest raised £1000
- Hare fest, 21/2 music festival raised £2340
- Carnival tea tent for the local scouts raised £240
The hare work club, on Tuesday mornings; lap tops, printer and paper provided to allow people to apply for work online. Representative from the job centre comes once a month to assist with cv's etc.
Art therapy class on a Wednesday morning; local craft shop owner teaches and exhibits locals work.
Breakfast club early on friday mornings; for local business to network and promote themselves.
B.A.S.I.C. trade booklet; local veterans who have been retrained with the help of the hares charity advertise their skills.
L.I.L.A.C. Ladies In Linslade Afternoon Club; film on the big screen and a cream tea social for the older ladies in the area.
Food bank; homeless Veterans who have been found accommodation by the Hares charity BASIC have a readily available food bank to help them while they adjust to their new lifestlye. Leaving a pub with a few bags of food is less imposing then a homeless shelter or church.
Should The Hare be considered for a prize, the money would greatly enhance the work we do, allow us to expand some of our activities, update some of our equipment, maybe giving us the resources to offer an elderly persons Christmas party, an event that was held at the local sports and social club but has been stopped recently.
Should we be honoured to receive national awards, as well as the above it would allow us to up- grade kitchen equipment meaning we could offer more lunch clubs etc.