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New-look Toby Carvery pledges support for local hospice

Posted on Tuesday 21st November 2017 at 9:18 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Cllr Andy Ward cutting the ribbon to reopen the Toby Carvery, watched by members of staff and volunteers from St Peter's Hospice.

The Toby Carvery in Bradley Stoke is pledging its support to local charity St Peter’s Hospice after the restaurant reopened on Saturday 28th October following an extensive remodel. The carvery and its staff are planning a host of fundraising events and activities in the upcoming months, and are aiming to raise money and awareness for a great cause.

The Toby Carvery celebrated its local community and charity commitments by inviting the mayor of Bradley Stoke, Cllr Andy Ward, and two volunteers from St Peter’s Hospice, Barbara and Derek Whitchurch, to officially reopen the new-look restaurant, making them guests of honour at the ceremonial ribbon cutting. This comes after a successful 12 months of charity work by the Toby Carvery team, who have raised over £1,000 for the local hospice through various events and activities.

Located on Woodlands Lane, the refreshed Toby Carvery resumed serving roasts to diners after an extensive two-week refurbishment. Following a significant investment in the restaurant, five new jobs have been created for the local area.

Edd Smith, St Peter’s Hospice corporate fundraiser and lottery manager, said:

“We’re thrilled to have been given the honour of officially reopening the restaurant and we’re so delighted to have received the support from the team at Toby Carvery.”

“They have raised over £1,000 so far, an incredible amount which goes on to provide so much care for those people in our community living with life-limiting illnesses. Every day we need to raise £20,000 to provide this care, so every donation means a lot to us. We thank the whole team at Toby Carvery for their support.”

Commenting on the restaurant’s new look, general manager Laura Griffith said:

“We’re so pleased at how brilliant Toby Carvery looks following the refurbishment, and we were thrilled to have Cllr Andy Ward and St Peter’s Hospice cut the ceremonial ribbon for us.”

“St Peter’s Hospice is a great charity, and the work they do to help local people is brilliant to see. They’re such an integral part of the local Bradley Stoke community and we’re really excited to get stuck in and support them.”

For more information, or to make a booking at the new-look Toby Carvery in Bradley Stoke, visit www.tobycarvery.co.uk or call 01454 201202.

For more information on St Peter’s Hospice and the work they do to help adults with life-limiting illnesses, please visit www.stpetershospice.org.uk

Photo: Cllr Andy Ward cuts the ribbon, watched by (l-r) Hayleigh Evans, Barbara Whitchurch (volunteer at St Peter’s Hospice), Laura Griffith, Derek Whitchurch (volunteer at St Peter’s Hospice), Gemma Hutson, Karin Rebmann, Jackie Staple and Jamie Leslie [all Toby Carvery unless stated].

This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 3). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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