PUB goers will get the chance to scratch and win for their favourite charity as a new initiative is launched by a Cumbrian pub group.
A scratch card will be handed out with every food bill over £10 between October 25 and December 31 at venues across the county that are operated by Lakeland Inns.
Prizes will include Lakeland Inns vouchers worth up to £50, free food, weekend breaks, discount vouchers for future meals – and £50 donations to a charity of the winner’s choice.
There will be a touch of suspense linked to the initiative – as prizes will only be redeemable if cards are kept safely and scratched in front of a member of the Lakeland Inns team in January.
Operations Manager Charlotte Hargan said: “We’ve had such a busy summer period and wanted to find a way of thanking our loyal customers for their support and custom.
“The scratchcard initiative is a way of doing that, whilst also donating much-needed funds to good causes. We’re looking forward to January when we hope there will be a sense of anticipation in the air as customers return with their scratchcards to reveal what prize they have won.”
Everyone who participates in the initiative will be a winner, as long as they stick to the golden rule and
don’t scratch their card too early or without a Lakeland Inns team member being present.
Lakeland Inns has five pubs across Cumbria: The Sun in Ulverston; The Commodore in Grange, The Black Cock in Broughton-in-Furness, The Clarkes Hotel, in Rampside and The Royal Oak in Curthwaite, Carlisle.
All pubs have bespoke menus, offering everything from legendary burger stacks to home-cooked Sunday lunches.
Charlotte said: “Our kitchen and front of house teams are excited for the launch of our scratchcard initiative. As the season turns, we’re looking forward to welcoming customers for some hearty pub
classics along with seasonal specials.
“It has felt great to have everyone back after such a difficult lockdown period and we’re looking forward to a busy autumn and Christmas period.”