HOSPICE HELP: Bar­row race bo­nanza

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FAMILY CELEBRATIONS -

PUN­TERS have been giv­ing their pint pen­nies to a good cause as one pub handed over al­most £2,000 to char­ity. The Royal Oak, in Mer­sham, pre­sented the Pil­grims Hospice with a cheque for £1,800 last week. The money was raised through a reg­u­lar Sun­day night pub quiz, Christ­mas raf­fle, col­lec­tion box and a Box­ing Day pram race which raised £250. Li­censee Michell Bar­den said: “We’ve been here just over a year and heard the pram race had been pop­u­lar in the past so we de­cided to re­vive it. “Half a dozen teams raced round the vil­lage in prams and wheel­bar­rows. It was such fun that peo­ple are al­ready mak­ing plans for the next one.”

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Lind­say Goode from the Pil­grims Hospice ac­cepts a cheque from land­lord and land­lady of The Royal Oak Michelle and Terry Bar­den with reg­u­lars Nobby South­ern, Ron But­ler, Bob Had­low and Paul Titch­marsh

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