Supporting the work of the Children’s Heart Unit Fund

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A couple of months ago, whilst in the midst of the hustle and bustle of getting ready for Christmas here in the Lake District, we started to think about sending out Christmas cards to our wonderful customers, guests and friends.

Whilst cards are a lovely way to wish people all the best for the festive season, we took a decision to not send any last year, but decided instead to make a donation to charity of what we would have spent on cards and postage.

The charity we chose was CHUF: the Children’s Heart Unit Fund at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. This is not just any charity, chosen at random but one that is particularly close to all our hearts here at the Pheasant Inn. We have seen first-hand the amazing work that they do with babies and children with heart conditions and felt this was an ideal opportunity for us to give something back.

We’ve just received a letter from CHUF thanking us for our donation of £250.00 which will go towards purchasing equipment, facilities and aftercare. The work of CHUF is truly incredible and to know our contribution will help their work is really important to us.

CHUFWe would like to see what more we can do here at The Pheasant to help CHUF and are looking at what other ways we can help raise the vital funds they need. So watch out for more fundraising initiatives and if you would like to find out more about CHUF and their work please go to

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