Pub cus­tomers boost city hospice

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

GEN­ER­OUS cus­tomers at an Oun­dle pub have boosted a lo­cal hospice by tak­ing part in sev­eral fundrais­ing events.

More than £3,000 has been raised by the town’s Rose and Crown pub which will go to­wards thethorpe Hall hospice in Peter­bor­ough, which is run by the Sue Ry­der Care char­ity.

It comes af­ter pub staff signed up to take part in the Sue Ry­der Thorpe Hall Hospice’s Big Wigs Busi­ness Chal­lenge back in Oc­to­ber.

They plan to raise £5,000 by the end of the four-month chal­lenge and have a num­ber of fu­ture events planned to help reach their tar­get.

The funds have so far been raised at a num­ber of events over the past few weeks.

The high­light so far was the Hal­loween Bed Push which took place on the streets of Oun­dle last month.

The pub also held a char­ity din­ner and a “Beau­jo­lais Break­fast”.

The pub’s land­lords Shawn and Kim­ber­ley Smith handed over the funds ear­lier this week.

Mrs Smith said: “It all comes down to the fact that we have some very gen­er­ous cus­tomers who are will­ing to do what­ever it takes to help wor­thy causes.

“To raise £3,000 in a rel­a­tively short amount of time is a great achieve­ment and hope­fully we can reach our tar­get.

“It’s a very wor­thy ap­peal for a lo­cal venue.”

Hospice fundraiser Ali­son Toomey said: “The money they are rais­ing will en­sure we can con­tinue to pro­vide the high level of care our pa­tients de­serve.”

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