Hit tunes take off at the Aviator

Posted: 17 March 2011

Blog category: News, Pubs

A Shepherd Neame pub has helped raise almost £400 for Help For Heroes after hosting a night of classic swing sounds.

The Aviator on the Isle of Sheppey was the venue for the latest stage of the Frankie Martin Great British Pub Tour, in which the former soldier performs one gig a night for a year at venues around the country in aid of the forces’ charity.

He started his tour on April 19 last year in Lincolnshire and is close to raising £100,000.
The Aviator – renowned for its charity fund-raising – was only too pleased to stage one of his nights, especially as Help For Heroes is one of the main charities supported by the brewers’ popular Kentish ale, Spitfire.

Assistant pub manager Matt Boosey , said: “Frankie sang all the classics from Sinatra to Darin. An enjoyable night was had by everyone, and to boost the amount raised even further many of the staff donated a range of raffle prizes, from chocolates to toiletries, signed football memorabilia to watches and jewellery.

“In total, we raised an excellent £379 in just four hours.”