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Thirst Aid’ Ale to raise funds Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team at The King’s Head Inn

The Winner of the King's Head Inn name the ale competition, Malcolm Rymer, centre, with Sid Bollands and Michael Lincoln from Cleveland Mountain Rescue, Mathew Wilkinson from the King's Head Inn, and Jill Stubbs and Craig Sewell from Cleveland Mountain Rescue. Picture: TOM BANKS
The Winner of the King’s Head Inn name the ale competition, Malcolm Rymer, centre, with Sid Bollands and Michael Lincoln from Cleveland Mountain Rescue, Mathew Wilkinson from the King’s Head Inn, and Jill Stubbs and Craig Sewell from Cleveland Mountain Rescue. Picture: TOM BANKS

The King’s Head Inn has announced the winning name for the new ale that will help raise funds for Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team.

“Thirst Aid” is the winning entry suggested by Malcolm Rymer, from Nunthorpe, after The King’s Head Inn, located in Newton-under-Roseberry at the foot of Roseberry Topping, teamed up with its local Mountain Rescue Team to help raise funds for the vital organisation and honour the amazing work they do right on the popular Inn’s doorstep.

The pub launched a competition to name the new ale and “Thirst Aid” will now take pride of place on the bar at The King’s Head Inn and a donation of 5p per pint will then be made to Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team from every pint sold.

“I’m a keen walker with The British Steel Walking Club so I know how thirsty a good walk can make you. Put that together with the mountain rescue team and that’s where the name came from. I had five entries in the competition as it was for such a good cause but ‘Thirst Aid’ was definitely my best effort,” said the winner Malcolm Rymer.

After tasting Thirst Aid Malcolm said, “It’s a lovely pint – I’ll now be drinking it on my visits to The King’s Head Inn. I’ve had the good fortune not to need to services of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team but I know people who have and it great to know that they will benefit from every pint sold.”

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team is a search and rescue organisation set up 50 years ago to go to the aid of persons lost or injured on the North York Moors and other remote regions. The fifty men and women in the team, are from all walks of life, are on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year and are all unpaid volunteers. They are called out about 50 times a year with a fifth of these incidents occurring at Roseberry Topping.

Pete Mounsey of Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team said:
“We all loved the name ‘Thirst Aid’ and are very proud to see it on the bar at The King’s Head Inn. We are always very grateful for any fundraising activity to help support our organisation. We are regulars at The King’s Head Inn following our weekly training sessions at Roseberry Topping and we are delighted and grateful that The King’s Head Inn are supporting our work. It will not only raise funds but also raise awareness about our activities in this area.”

Paul Brown, General Manager at The King’s Head Inn said:
“We are very proud to have ‘Thirst Aid’ on our bar. We are so lucky to be located in one of the most idyllic locations in the country. Many of our customers are walkers and cyclists who regularly enjoy the outdoors at North Yorks Moors and especially Roseberry Topping, before enjoying a drink or a meal or staying here at The King’s Head Inn. We hope not only to raise vital funds for Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team but also have a permanent reminder on the bar of the work that they do for us.”

Set at the foot of Roseberry Topping, known as the ‘Matterhorn of Cleveland’, the award-winning King’s Head Inn is part of the Inn Collection Group family of north-east pubs with rooms. The fast-growing hospitality specialist also own The Lindisfarne Inn near Holy Island, The Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses and The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick, The Seaton Lane Inn at Seaton in County Durham, The Kingslodge Inn in Durham City and the soon to open The Commissioners Quay Inn in Blyth. The Inn Collection Group was a 2015 winner in the North East Tourism Awards and Northumberland Business Awards, and a runner-up in the national 2016 Publican Awards.

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