Event fundraising

Royal Oak, Saundersfoot event raises over £7,500

A platinum jubilee, charity and community celebration hosted by the Royal Oak in Saundersfoot on the last weekend in June raised £7,545 for good local causes.

In partnership with Harbwr Bar & Kitchen and Foam Saundersfoot, The Oak ensured a full road closure for the event and coordinated a large group of volunteers to run the event and oversee a traffic management system.

Cllr Chris Williams, the main event organizer and former manager of The Oak, said: “The event was a huge success and the response we received from the community was phenomenal.

“We made the decision to hold this event at the end of November 2021 and as soon as we spread the word, we had an influx of messages from companies and individuals who wanted to help. Everyone really enjoyed the weekend and feedback from local authorities was also excellent.

“Thank you to the many marshals who gave of their time that day.”

Crowds thronged the road to enjoy the event

The weekend featured a line-up of local musicians and a three-piece band from Cardiff, The Twist, who were paid for by public houses. Other Saundersfoot public houses – including The Chemist Inn and The Captain’s Table – also held post-event performances to continue the celebrations.

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Hugh Drynda, the new director of The Oak, sid: “We have calculated the distribution of the funds from the sales of bracelets and we are delighted to donate

  • £1565 to Cancer Research UK
  • £1565 for dementia in the UK
  • £1565 for UK guide dogs
  • £500 at Saundersfoot in bloom
  • £500 at Wisemans Bridge Rowing Club and
  • £500 to Saundersfoot Sailing Club.

“An additional £1,350 was raised individually by the charities from the bucket donations they collected that day.

“We are very grateful to everyone who gave their time to help us and helped make the event so memorable. We are in the process of organizing our next fundraiser for the Macmillan Cancer Charity with a coffee morning in September.”

Western Telegraph: an outdoor bar helped serve thirsty spectatorsAn outdoor bar helped serve thirsty event-goers

The Royal Oak also thanked

  • Cllr Chris Williams, Outgoing Manager of the Royal Oak, for the planning and organization of the event
  • Tazrock, a specialist crushing and screening company based in South Wales, which donated large raffle prizes including tickets to see Wales v New Zealand at the Principality Stadium and tickets for a Manchester United game Marc Owen PCC
  • Rockin’ Rod and The Captain’s Table public house for donating live music expenses.
  • Daz for the charity show
  • Paul at Scaffolding 2000 for providing a stage for live music
  • Steve at Dial Inn, Lamphey for providing an outside bar
  • Ben for overseeing the traffic management system
  • Nick Pudsey for all photography and video footage from the event
  • Rhodri Lewis for being the head of security
  • Harbwr Bar & Kitchen and Foam for working together for a great cause.
  • And finally, all the residents and volunteers who helped raise money and raise funds.