Glasgow pub throws virtual St Patrick’s Day party to raise money for children’s charity

The Victoria Bar on Victoria Road, Glasgow, has raised over £1,500 for a UK children’s charity, Cash For Kids. Taking place virtually on Saturday 13th March, the funds were raised via a dedicated raffle during the pub’s St Patrick’s Day themed celebrations, which saw the locals once again come together to celebrate as a community and spread their generosity. With a number of tickets purchased throughout March and on the night, the lucky winner of the raffle took home the grand prize of a bespoke hamper containing a fantastic drinks selection of spirits, ales and wines.

In addition to the raffle, the evening also included music from local singers Karl Byrne and. Michael Sweeney, with Karl also receiving donations for his own charitable endeavour for Cash for Kids, which sees him take part in Radio Clyde 5k a-day challenge.
The pub is owned by Proper Pubs, the Operator Managed platform of Hawthorn, the Community Pub Company, which owns more than 140 local, community pubs across Scotland, England and Wales.
Victoria Bar operator, Annie Kane, said: “At Victoria Bar, we truly value the importance of community, so to see so many of our regulars not only join our virtual St Patrick’s Day party, but generously contribute to the raffle, is very touching. I would like to personally share a big thank you to all those who attended and made the night so special, as well our entertainment for once again providing us all with an excellent performance. During these difficult times, our virtual events have been a fantastic way to keep our regulars connected, and ensure we are continuing our tradition of supporting local charities and organisations wherever possible. We will continue to do what we can to support our community, and are greatly looking forward to reopening and welcoming our regulars back through our doors once again.”
Mark Brooke, Director of Proper Pubs, said: “We’re proud to be a community pub company, and it’s more important than ever to serve our communities at times like this. It’s the sign of a truly great community pub that Victoria Bar can continue to have such a positive impact even when it’s closed, so well done Annie and her team for the fantastic job they’re doing, from all of us at Proper Pubs!”