A group of North Yorkshire pubs will be spreading the love this Valentine’s weekend by making a donation to a locally-based national heart charity.
Provenance Inns has pledged to gift 50p from every “Cosmopolitan in the Countryside” cocktail purchased between Friday 14 February and Sunday 16 February, to Leeds-based heart charity Heart Research UK.
The big-hearted promotion will take place across the group’s five sites – The Durham Ox, Crayke; The Punch Bowl Inn, Marton-cum-Grafton; The Oak Tree, Helperby; The Crown and Cushion, Welburn, and “Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub 2013/14” (as voted for by the Yorkshire Post) The Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk.
Kate Robey, operational manager for Provenance Inns, said they chose Heart Research UK as they wanted to make sure all donations were spent locally.
“Provenance is at the heart of everything we do, whether we are talking about the local produce we cook with, the local staff we hire or the locally-based charity we choose to support.”
Heart Research UK was set up by Yorkshire heart surgeon David Watson in 1967, and conducts pioneering heart research that benefits people living in the UK.
In the past 10 years the charity has spent nearly £3.5m on research projects in Yorkshire and nearly £400,000 on community heart grants across the county.
Denise Armstrong, assistant director of Heart Research UK, said:
“We are a national charity with a local approach and proud to be based in Yorkshire.
“We are delighted that Provenance Inns has chosen to support us as the money raised by their patrons will help us to continue helping hearts near you.”