The pub is at the heart of our community but to us that means more than just location.
We’re pleased to support our local community champions doing their bit to improve people’s lives and also to do what we can ourselves to make a difference to those around us.
These are our current initiatives.
An Osprey Project – The Buzz Station
We’re very excited to here that our owners Osprey Management Group will operate a new venue based in Whitehaven’s iconic former bus station. To be named The Buzz Station, there’ll be a 100 seater cafe/bar on the ground floor and office space above. Sellafield Ltd is investing £2.6m into the Buzz Station and the North Shore scheme is led by BEC, with the help of partners including Copeland Borough Council and Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners.
Showcasing fantastic local produce and food innovation in its 100 seater cafe/bar on the ground floor, it’s also anticipated that the first floor office space will be a home to tech, digital, media, and creative start-ups.
We’re delighted that Osprey was selected for this project because of our community credentials; to quote Michael Pemberton, chief executive of BEC; “The development revives neglected places. Craig Lowery and the team at Osprey have taken a similar approach to developments, choosing places that need to be revitalised and returned to the communities that house them, providing leisure spaces for society to thrive and supporting employment opportunities on the coast of Cumbria.” Read more here
Image courtesy of the Times & Star shows Rob Miller of BEC with Osprey directors Lucinda Brown and Craig Lowery, in front of the development site.
Your Galloping Horse making a difference.
We’re proud to support local charities and to do our bit, however small, to improve lives in our community.
We value your support for our initiatives.
Nominated charity 2018 onwards
We’re delighted to be supporting local charity Jack’s Journey in 2018. Founded by a Cumbrian family, the parents of Jack who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016, Jack’s Journey aims to support other families around Cumbria who have set off on a similar journey down the road of childhood cancer, providing financial support and helping to alleviate some of the stresses that a childhood cancer diagnosis brings.
We’ll be running various initiatives over the year to benefit Jack’s Journey, some of them ongoing – see below – and other one-offs including the charity having the use of Wuky’s Nook for their own fundraising events on selected dates, dedicated events, special dishes on the menu with charity donations in the price etc.
We hope you’ll support us (and them) when you see these advertised.
Save a Seat for Sunday
On the first Sunday of each month we will invite 6-8 people from the local community to come along and have Sunday lunch on us.
We will keep a table free for this purpose and hope that local people who do not get out much and/or who perhaps live alone will accept our invitation to come along to enjoy some good food and the company of our Sunday lunchtime customers at the Galloper.
This is by invitation only but we’d be pleased to hear your suggestions for deserving individuals or groups. Please email, message on Facebook, call or drop in and speak to Colette.
Make a date in your diary for our regular fundraisers.
Look out too on our news and social media for special one-off events.
Help us to make a difference in our community.
Charity Coffee Mornings
On the first Wednesday of each month starting 5th July, there will be a coffee morning at the Galloper.
This will be a drop-in event – no need to reserve – between 9am and 12 noon. For coffee mornings falling in the school holidays there’ll be some children’s activities and mums with kids not in school are all very welcome.
There’s a £2 per person charge to include tea or coffee, with all proceeds to our nominated charity Jack’s Journey.
The Osprey Management Group was formed by a group of local business people in order to own and manage a fleet of Cumbrian inns which it has a policy of redeveloping and refurbishing to a high standard, in order to preserve them as viable businesses with a focus for the communities they serve. With good value home-cooked food, quality ales, wines and a warm welcome to all from our staff, at an Osprey inn you are always among friends