Winchester Distillery Celebrates Hampshire Heroes

Winchester Distillery Celebrates Hampshire Heroes

Communities throughout Hampshire have been doing an incredible job over the last couple of weeks to support those in need. As a thank you to some of the special people going above and beyond during the coronavirus outbreak, Winchester Distillery has collaborated with other Hampshire-based businesses to create five gift boxes, each worth over £100. 

If you know a Hampshire Hero, members of the public can nominate them through Winchester Distillery's website. It could be someone who works for the NHS or emergency services, a care worker, a member of the team at the local supermarket, or a neighbour who has started a great initiative to get supplies and support to those who most need it.

 Nominations close on Sunday 26th April, when a small panel of judges, including representatives from charities Winchester Churches Nightshelter and Hampshire Medical Fund, will read through all the entries and select five finalists. (Entry and full terms and conditions on Winchester Distillery’s website).

Each will receive a gift box packed with Hampshire-made goodies such as award-winning Twisted Nose Gin and Winchester Dry Gin, gifts from Bee Good, Summerdown Mint, River Coffee Roasters, Hill Farm Juice, Hampshire Jam & Chutney Company and Lixir Tonics.

Paul Bowler, owner of Winchester Distillery in Old Alresford comments: “During these challenging and worrying times it is important to focus on the good, positive things that are happening and to thank those people making it happen. From the outset of Winchester Distillery we have been supported by the fantastic people of Hampshire and I have no doubt that the thriving community spirit here will help get us all through the tough time we are facing.”

 Winchester Distillery is donating £250 each to Winchester Churches Nightshelter and Hampshire Medical Fund as a thank you for their involvement judging the entries of Hampshire Heroes.

Winchester Churches Nightshelter is open 365 days a year and aims to provide a safe temporary home, including accommodation, food and vital support services, to help break the cycle of homelessness and support people back into long-term accommodation and independent living.

Hampshire Medical Fund’s work is increasingly necessary to help enable Hampshire Hospitals provide the best possible treatment and care for patients. This is achieved by raising funds to buy cutting-edge medical equipment for Andover War Memorial Hospital, the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, and Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital. This Fund enables the community to directly impact their hospitals by supporting the Hampshire Medical Fund through donations and fundraising etc.