The Platform, on Station Road in Letchworth, will be raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society throughout December this year. The pub has already started collecting for the charity by selling raffle tickets, but its first event comes this weekend, as the pub takes part in the charity’s Elf Day on Friday 6th December.

Staff at the pub will be donning their elven finery for the day, while encouraging customers to sport their most Christmassy jumpers, as they well and truly kick off the festive season. The evening will then make way for popular local DJ, DJ Lex Beats, playing his range of party tunes from 8pm – with the obligatory Christmas hits included!

Raffle tickets will be on sale throughout, with the first prize of a huge Christmas Hamper, that The Platform team has put together themselves, up for grabs, as well as meal for two and a bar tab for those lucky enough to win the second and third prizes. Customers are also welcome to contribute to the cause using the collection pots situated around the bar.

December will also see other Christmas events take place at the Platform, with a Snowball Party on Friday 13th December, a Naughty Santa party on Friday 20th December and a Winter Wonderland themed day on Friday 27th December, to name a few. The pub will be fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society for the duration.

Gavin Turl, General Manager of the Platform, said: “Christmas is the season for having a lot of fun and enjoying spending time with our friends and family, but it’s also about remembering those less fortunate then ourselves and helping them in whatever way we can.

“We decided to raise money for Alzheimer’s this year because dementia is actually the UK’s biggest killer. Someone is diagnosed with the disease every three minutes, and there is currently no cure. The Alzheimer’s Society campaigns for change, funds research and supports people living with dementia, and there isn’t another charity in Britain that tackles all these aspects of the disease. For the team and I at the Platform, it was the obvious choice.”

Starting with Elf Day on Friday 6th December

Time: 10am – 2am 

The Platform, Station Road, Letchworth SG6 3AN