Pub fun day helps to support two charities
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.