Pub fun day helps to sup­port two char­i­ties

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

PRO­CEEDS from a pub fete will go to­wards a char­ity sup­ported by a paral­ysed for­mer stunt rider.

Eddie Kidd, who lives in East Sus­sex, suf­fered se­ri­ous brain in­juries fol­low­ing a crash at a mo­tor­cy­cle rally in 1996, leav­ing him with se­verely re­stricted co-or­di­na­tion and speech.

He now de­votes a lot of his time rais­ing money for char­i­ties, in­clud­ing Chil­dren with Can­cer UK.

Staff at Whit­tle­sey’s Straw Bear pub de­cided to do­nate £1,000 from their May fete to Eddie’s char­ity drive.

The fete also sup­ported Patsy Tobin’s Help­ing Hands Against Abuse group, which of­fers sup­port to vic­tims of do­mes­tic or per­sonal abuse.

The group needs to prove it can raise more than £5,000 be­fore it can ap­ply for char­ity recog­ni­tion.

Mirian Wood­side, from the pub, said: “It was a re­ally good day.

“It was well sup­ported and brought in a lot of new peo­ple.” CHAR­ITY: The Straw Bear pub held a fundraiser, pic­tured Nikita Wright, Cassie But­ter­worth, Miriam Wood­side, Joanne New­son and Kay­cie-jo Wright.

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