As part of Greene King’s ‘Macmillan May’ 1,000 pubs across the country have been hosting cakes sales, raffles, quizzes, family fun days and much more in order to raise money for the cancer charity. Of course, some come up with their own more inventive ways of fundraising, like the Royal Horse in Warwick, as Assistant Manager, Gina Byrne explains…

The Hungry Horse teams always pull out all the stops when it comes to fundraising for Macmillan so we knew we wanted to try and do something different.

When David, our other Assistant Manager, and I were brainstorming what we could do he mentioned that he’d thought of an idea a couple of years before that was a bit like James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke but it hadn’t got off the ground. Immediately I said, “Let’s do it!” and that was it, we started planning our ‘Sing-Along Road Show’.

The idea was that a small team from the Royal Horse would get a mini bus and drive around the nearby Hungry Horse pubs, picking up team members and singing along to karaoke classics as we went.

On Tuesday 23 May we left the Royal Horse at 10am in our special ‘tour bus’ and hit the road. We visited the Unicorn in Coventry, the Wylde Green in Sutton Coldfield and the Beeches, the Baldwin and the Billesley all in Birmingham, each time picking up a new team member and giving them their time to shine!

During each journey our singing was being live streamed onto Facebook so people could watch, suggest songs and hopefully donate.

By the end of the day our voices were very strained but it was great fun and we have raised over £850 and counting. 

Gina (front right) and her team in their sing-along tour bus