Food & Drink

Biting for a good cause: Broadstone pub donates £500 to local leisure centre

Andy Lennox – CEO of the Fired Up Collective outside The Goods Yard

By Sam Pither [email protected]

Published: April 4, 2024 | Updated: 4th April 2024

The Goods Yard in Broadstone has donated £500 to The Junction Leisure Centre.

Fired Up Collective logo

The donation is part of an ongoing initiative at the pub, which was re-opened in October of 2023 as part of the Fired Up Collective, that sees it donating 50p from every Junction Burger sold.

In just four years since starting out in 2020, the Fired Up Collective has become one of the fastest growing boutique restaurant groups in the UK.

The Goods Yard, located in the historic Old Railway Hotel near the famous Castleman’s trail, is known for its excellent selection of local ales, beers, and ciders, as well as its elevated pub classics menu.

Andy Lennox, CEO of the Fired Up Collective, has chosen to support the Junction Sports and Leisure Centre (part of YMCA Bournemouth) as one of the Collective’s charitable partners.

Andy Lennox said, “When we opened in October 2023, the Collective choose to support our neighbours, the Junction, by donating 50p from every Junction burger sold.

“We are excited to announce that we have now sold our 1000th burger and are donating £500 to the Junction.

“They provide excellent leisure facilities for the local population and are at the heart of the community. They are not just a place to go and get fit, but it is also a place for the community to come together.

“We are looking forward to selling another 1000 Junction burgers so that we can donate another £500 very soon.”

In response, Martin Stockley, Senior Operations Manager of YMCA Bournemouth said: “Our sincere thanks to Andy and his excellent team.

“The Junction Sports & Leisure Centre, managed by YMCA Bournemouth, prides itself on serving the entire local community, all ages, and all abilities.

“The support from Fired Up Collective simply means that YMCA can stay at the heart of the community, continually updating facilities, passionately improving our services, and ensuring that this invaluable ‘hub’ is here for many years to come.

“Thank you from my team to yours Andy.”

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