Pub customers boost city hospice
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.”