We’re actively involved in the local Romsey community and charities close to our hearts.
Romsey Gold is our champion charity real ale with proceeds going to Hampshire and Romsey community charities – Jane Scarth House, Smilers’ End to End, The Parish-Murray Trust, The Romsey War Horse Project. Community clubs and events include Romsey Football and Rugby Club and the 5-mile beer race.
Jane Scarth House
Jane Scarth House is a charity in the community that provides emotional and practical support to anyone whose life is affected by cancer. Jane Scarth House opened in 1995, founded in memory of Romsey resident and mother of two, Jane Scarth, whose family to this day remain closely involved with the work of the charity.
Romsey Rugby Club
Flack Manor have been shirt sponsors of local teams at the Romsey Rugby Club and now sponsor the post protectors. One of the teams from the club visits the brewery and takes home a welcome keg of beer.
Find out more about Romsey Rugby and Football club here >>
Team Smilers’ End to End
This group of cyclists first began raising money for the Bournemouth Heart Club in 2014, riding from John O’Groats to Lands End in 2 weeks. 2016 saw an ‘end to end’ north to the south of Wales covered in our blog post here >>. 2018 sees the Ride Ireland Challenge in June, once again fundraising for the Bournemouth Heart Club.
The Bournemouth Heart Club helps residents of East Dorset and West Hampshire (and surrounding areas) to recover and then maintain their health and fitness after major cardiac events and procedures. It operates from a purpose-built centre within the grounds of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
The centre is open 6 days a week offering over 40 hours of exercise sessions, led by exercise professionals qualified in Cardiac Rehabilitation as well as formal health advice provided by cardiac nurses.
Flack sponsor this team in their exploits in aid of charity. To find out more, see the Team Smilers’ website.
Romsey Road Runners 5-mile beer race
Flack Manor is the beer sponsor of this popular running race around the lanes of Braishfield organised by the Romsey Road Runners. Read more on our 5-mile beer post. The event website can be found here >>
The Murray Parish Trust
The team at Flack Manor first met Sarah Parish of the Murray Parish Trust in 2016. #2MillionSteps was a nationwide appeal to build a state of the art, children’s emergency and trauma department at University Hospital Southampton. Building on the recent success of a previous campaign to raise £300,000 to expand the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and add more bed spaces, this project was one of three chosen by George Osborne in the 2016 Spring budget to receive match funding.
To date, University Hospital Southampton has committed £800,000 to the project. Through the #2MillionSteps campaign, The Murray Parish Trust, in partnership with Southampton Hospital Charity, now strives to raise the remaining £2 million over the next two years ensuring the development of this much-needed department commences as planned.
The Romsey War Horse Project
We just had to be involved in this fantastic community project. Not only does it tie in with our own historical connections, it’s a beautiful, ‘local’ thing to do, a reflection on times gone by and the work involved in this phenomenal life size work of art is incredible. See our post on our support for the Romsey War Horse Project and where you can make a donation
Cancer Research UK
This is close to our hearts and family and friends are taking time out to achieve simply amazing things. The Old Crank Ride was undertaken by Flack’s accountant and good friend Chris Saltrick and Andrew McDonald. The team completed the 940 miles John O Groats to Lands End on a Penny Farthings, a tremendous feat. Funds raised were in excess of £13,000 for this extraordinary feat. A few years on, we see the fruits of their labours – the new Francis Crick Institute based in London.
We also like to support our local pubs and publicans with their charitable fund raising ideas.