Farr Vintners back Benevolent fundraiser

29th April, 2014 by Lauren Eads

UK wine wholesaler, Farr Vintners, has stepped up to support a fundraising challenge which will see the chairman of drinks trade charity The Benevolent visit all 91 of the UK’s league football grounds in just 14 days.

Chris Porter

Chris Porter will set off on his ‘Around the Grounds in 14 Days’ challenge on May 12 using a combination of train, tram and pedal-bike to visit all of the UK’s premier league football grounds starting at Norwich City Football Club and finishing at Crystal Palace Football Club on Sunday, 25 May.

The chairman hoped to raise at least £10,000 for the charity, which supports those in need within the drinks industry, with Farr Vintners this week pledging to match the funds raised.

He said “I have been completely overwhelmed by the support from the trade for this mad venture and the gesture from Farr Vintners is simply wonderful. Of course, what better opportunity for all their competitors, and everyone else, to sponsor me and therefore cost Farr even more money!”

Porter, who works for the Porter & Laker division at drinks logistics specialists JF Hillebrand, said his challenge has been designed to highlight the importance of logistics, environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility to the UK drinks industry, as well as raise funds for The Benevolent.

David Cox, chief executive of The Benevolent added: “As we roll out our ‘Here to Help’ campaign informing the drinks trade of what we do and who we help, this incredible, and completely bonkers fundraising challenge from my chairman will really help us broaden our reach to those members of our trade that are less fortunate and need practical, emotional or financial support.”

During the Challenge Chris will travel to the station closest to each football league ground, then make the journey from station to ground and back on pedal bike thereby minimising his carbon footprint.

Benevolent supporters and beneficiaries around the country are being invited to cheer Chris on along the route and companies are being urged to organise their own fundraising initiatives on one of the days of the challenge in May.

For more information and to make a donation visit aroundthegrounds2014.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

On-Trade Regional Sales Manager

Anthony Byrne Fine Wines
London and the South East, UK

Commercial Director

The Drinks Business Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Key Accounts Manager - Impulse Channel

Australian Vintage Limited
Croydon, Greater London, United Kingdom, GB

Sales Support Assistant

H2Vin Ltd
London, UK

Sales Administrator

Les Caves de Pyrène
Guildford, Surrey

Sales Order Processor

Amathus Drinks
Park Royal, London NW10, UK

Sales Executive (London – Craft Spirits)

Bimber Distillery
London, UK

Events & PR Co-ordinator

Alliance Wine
London, UK

Partner Development Manager - That Boutique-y Gin Company

That Boutique-y Gin Company
Field Based, UK

Head of Merchant Sales

Grapevine the Wineservice Company
Cumbria, UK

Business Development Manager – Central London

Marussia Beverages UK Ltd
Field based – London, UK

Account Manager – Premium Restaurants, London

Kingfisher Beer Europe Ltd
London (Central), UK

Field Sales Representative - Beer Innovation

Elastic
Various locations, UK

Events Executive

The Drinks Business
London, UK

Area Sales Executive

Gordon & Macphail
Southern England (excluding London) and Inner London, UK

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

Deadline : 1st August 2017

The Global Beer Masters 2017

Deadline : 1st August 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 4th August 2017

Champagne Masters 2017

Deadline : 4th August 2017

Click to view more

The Global Organic Masters 2017

The drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Organic Masters

The Drinks Business Awards 2017

Now in its 15th year, the db awards have become the most authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the alcoholic drinks industry.

The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2017

the drinks business Hong Kong announces its first year of The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Click to view more