Hawkridge Distillers

Hawkridge Distillers help schools raise funds through creating their own bespoke and completely unique gin.

Hawkridge works with schools across the county helping them fundraise through developing bespoke, completely unique gins using botanical sources from the schools the local area. 

Its easy an easy fundraiser to set up, just contact them and ask to speak to James Gurney, who will talk you through the process. They will do all the work, help you select your unique flavours, design your own label, keep you updated as they create your unique gin and talk you through any legal requirements.

Hawkridge were aware that the PTA was a registered charity and were happy to get involved and help us with a different approach to fundraising. They guided me through the intricate process of flavour combinations. Initially I was incredibly nervous as a small school of 56 I wondered how many bottles we would actually sell. In fact, the gin proved to be in huge demand, with the first 80 sold through pre-orders alone. We have now placed a second order from our initial 100 bottles of gin, we have managed to raise an amazing £1,060. Nina Morgan, Northchapel Primary School PTA 

Gin is having a moment and we felt making a gin for our local community would not only be super fun for us, but a great way to connect with the local community. We have made in the region of £2,000 for the school which we are thrilled with. We estimate that we sold 50% of our gin to people outside our school community – and that has been the lovely part, meeting former pupils, as well as the parents and grandparents of children who had gone through the school. They all said it was nice to be able to give something back to the school, while getting a lovely gin as part of the deal! Laura Heap, St Andrews, Nuthurst