A grand effort for pub team
AN ORMSKIRK pub raised almost £1,000 for a children’s cancer charity by hosting a sponsored bike ride.
Staff at the Court Leet, which is owned by J D Wetherspoon, organised and held the event in the pub on Sunday, July 2.
The total amount of money raised was approximately £900 and it will be donated to Clic Sargent, the children’s cancer charity.
Jonny Urszuly, who was the “last man standing” in ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK, opened the event and offered support to all the cyclists.
Participants included 13 members of staff, and one regular customer and the cycling began at 8am.
Together, they managed to cycle 187 miles in total.
The initial target was to cycle 185 miles, as that is how far it is from Court Leet to the JD Wetherspoon head office in Watford.
The event was organised by Paul Wise, shift manager, and Lisa Newton, the pub manager.
Lisa said: “Thanks to Jonny Urszuly for this support and to all our customers for their generous donations, which helped to raise an estimated £900 for Clic Sargent.”