This Emsworth pub owner is inviting guests to donate to the South Downs National Trust

AN Emsworth pub owner is partnering up to raise money for the South Downs National Trust.

Monday, 17th June 2019, 6:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 8:23 pm

Giles Babb, owner of the Blue Bell inn, Emsworth recently took over the Star and Garter Pub in East Dean, near Chichester.

The Star and Garter has just joined the Visitor Giving partnership with the South Downs National Trust, which invites donations to go towards the trust.

The scheme invites guests to donate £5 from their stay at the inn towards the trust and invites diners to donate £1 from their meal bill.

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The Trust is workingwith national and community-based organisations for the benefit of the National Park and initiatives include the protection of endangered species, new walking and cycling routes for people with disabilities, and a new campaign this year to reverse the decline of bees.

Giles said: ‘It’s very exciting to now be working in the heart of the South Downs and I was keen to give something back. The Visitor Giving partnership is the perfect way to do my bit – it’s very straightforward and easy to incorporate into the business.

‘This donation scheme is a wonderful way for local businesses and their customers to play their part in protecting and enhancing the South Downs.’