The Bevy is a Community Benefit Society, owned by and run for the benefit of the local community and not for profit. Any extra income generated by the pub is reinvested in our community, but the majority of the funds for our community activities (like Family Fun Days and our lunch clubs for seniors) come from generous grants and donations.
The effect of Covid
Like many other businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic we had no income over the bar throughout the initial lockdown.
Our purpose is to support the local community, and knowing that we provide a lifeline for many across Moulsecoomb and Bevendean we established ‘Bevy Meals on Wheels’ within 3 days of closing, preparing nutritious hot food in the Bevy kitchen and safely delivering it some some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
The delivery volunteers also had the chance to check in on people, have a chat (at a safe distance) and run any errands that might need doing.
We continue to run our meals on wheels service and offer this for free to those who can’t afford it thanks to the generosity of donations from the public and a number of charitable organisations.
We are still in need of donations to help us keep going. By donating to the pub you are supporting us to help our community over the coming weeks and months. Whilst much of our work is volunteer run and we source food and equipment from donations wherever possible, we still have costs around delivery, coordination, chef time, and especially the hygiene requirements to keep everybody safe. And as above, we are also subsidising the cost of the Bevy Meals on Wheels to those who can’t afford it.
Any donations you can give the Bevy now will be massively appreciated, or please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to volunteer your time.