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Warwick gin bar’s triple celebration in aid of local children’s charity

A Warwick business is flying the flag for Her Majesty as well as supporting a local charity with the launch of its limited-edition cocktail this week.

The Royal Jubilee Cocktail is being served at That Gin & Cocktail Bar from Friday (World Cocktail Day) until June 5th as part of Jubilee celebrations in the town.

Half the proceeds from the sales of the royal drink, which is also in recognition of the That Gin Company’s first anniversary in Swan Street, will benefit local children’s charity Molly Ollys.

Steve said: “We have decided to have a triple celebration marking World Cocktail Day (13th May) our first birthday (May 17th) and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations while giving support to a fantastic local charity at the same time.

“We are delighted to be donating 50% of the profits on all sales of the limited edition cocktail to Molly Ollys who have offices across the road from That Gin Company in Warwick.

“We understand that this year the charity is marking a milestone of its own – its tenth anniversary of providing extremely important support to children with terminal or life-limiting illnesses and their families – so we are incredibly proud to be able to support such a worthwhile cause.”

Jubilee, That Gin & Cocktail Bar, Molly Ollys
Steve Bazell and Rachel Ollerenshaw with the Royal Jubilee Cocktail

Steve is looking forward to offering a recreation of The Royal Jubilee Cocktail recipe – comprising calvados, orange liqueur and fresh lemon juice to his customers, from Friday.

That Gin & Cocktail Bar can make more than 100 made to order flavour infusions on site, with something for every palate, from the traditional juniper and floral gins through to fruity offerings such as Pineapple, Watermelon, Passionfruit and Sicilian Orange and, for spice lovers, Pink Pepper, Black Pepper and Cardamon or Jalapeno gin. Those with a sweet tooth can even choose from a desserts range, including Cherry Bakewell, Black Forest Gateau and Biscoff.

As well as gin, visitors can select from a menu of cocktails, wines, spirits and prosecco. And there’s the option of bottling your new found favourite flavoured gin to take home.

Steve added: “In what has been a very challenging couple of years for the whole country it is nice to have some good reasons to celebrate. People can also enter a raffle to win a bottle from the first batch of our new gin with the raffle money going to Molly Ollys. Tickets can be purchased at the bar with the draw taking place week commencing 6th June so we hope to see many of you down here to enjoy yourself at That Gin Company whilst giving to a great charity.”

Molly Ollys Founder Rachel Ollerenshaw is the first to sample That Gin & Cocktail Bar’s limited-edition Royal Jubilee Cocktail

Molly Ollys was established in 2011 following the death of Rachel and Tim Ollerenshaw’s eight-year-old daughter Molly from a rare kidney cancer. The charity works to support children with terminal or life-limiting illnesses and their families and help with their emotional wellbeing as well as grant wishes and donate therapeutic toys and books to both children directly and to hospitals throughout the UK.

Their mascot is a therapeutic toy lion called Olly The Brave who has his own Hickman line and a detachable mane which helps to explain and normalise the effects of chemotherapy.

Throughout the 10 years the charity has been running, it has:-

  • granted more than 2,500 wishes
  • supported more than 16,000 children
  • distributed more than 13,000 Olly The Brave books to more than 70 hospitals
  • raised more than £3 million

Between 2017 and 2020, the charity funded Birmingham’s first paediatric palliative consultant for the region, a position which has now become permanent and is currently funded through the NHS.

The charity also works alongside the NHS to support projects within the hospitals and the community. One key project was the creation and refurbishment of Magnolia House at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, a safe and non-clinical space where medical teams and families can have important discussions.

Rachel Ollerenshaw said: “We love it when companies and individuals come up with new ways to fundraise and help raise awareness and this is a great idea from Steve and the team at That Gin Company especially as the Jubilee cocktail goes down very well. Thank you to Steve for his support and helping to raise awareness.

“There are lots of ways that people can help and get involved throughout the Jubilee celebrations so we’d love to hear from you. “

Further information about Molly Olly’s Wishes or how to donate can be found here