Bermondsey Community Champion: Swan, West Wickham
Neil & Michelle Howley
The Swan is a large, traditional, wet led community pub situated on the High Street in West Wickham. What really sets the pub apart is the amazing husband and wife management team, Neil and Michelle Howley, and their fantastic, committed and hard working group of staff.
They raise thousands of pounds for local charities every year through a number of initiatives which help cement this pub and the teams place in the local community.
Two recent examples include a charity football match which saw Neil dust off his boots and put his body on the line for 90 minutes with customer and staff alike happily joining in and a Christmas present collection that provided hundreds of gifts for hospitalised children going through the toughest of times at Christmas.