Connecting to the Community – The George Tavern

Janine Redman describes why they are on board. 

The George Tavern has been associated with Connectability for the past few years through our involvement with the Dine out for Disability fundraiser held in December each year. It’s a great opportunity for everyone at The George to be part of a community-based initiative that benefits local people with disabilities. 

Our hotel has many visitors each week and it’s great to be able to assist such a wonderful organisation by extending an invitation to our locals to be part of this fundraising activity. 

In previous years, The Dine out for Disability fundraiser was a great opportunity for our team to get out on the floor and ask for change to fill the donation tins.   It became competitive amongst our team to see who could get the heaviest tin by the end of the night.  And with three different areas in the hotel, Bar, Bistro and Bottlo it made for some healthy competition.   

At The George, we pride ourselves on being the Local Pub.   We have created a community fund (which is money raised over the year in house) and use these funds to support great community fundraising events like Dine Out for Disability.   In past years we were able “round up” the money raised by our patrons by using our community fund.   This in addition with a donation from the company meant that we were able to contribute a considerable amount to this very worthwhile charity. 

We were fortunate enough to host a group from Connnectability last month for the filming of the TV Commercial to promote Dine Out For Disability.   It was wonderful to meet the support staff and members of Connectability.  Our team felt very honoured to be involved.  The day made us all realise how important this organisation is to people that need their support. 

With our many ways of promoting this event including, website, inhouse advertising, digital media, newspaper advertising, ensures that our customers are well informed and we encourage our regulars to dine with us during this period.   

On behalf of the team at The George we’d like to congratulate Connectability and the Hunter AHA for putting on such a worthwhile fundraising weekend and hope that this year will be even more successful than ever.