Pub hands over £3,500 to worthy cause
A WELLS pub has raised thousands of pounds for a good cause again this year with a number of fundraising initiatives.
A cheque for £3,500 was handed over to Dogs for Good, The Britannia Inn’s charity of the year, at a special presentation evening.
The cheque was accepted by the Rev Margaret Armstrong who was there with Golden Retriever Benny, a dog provided by the charity because of a primary immune deficiency which leaves her vulnerable to infections, and has led to her developing lupus.
“He looks after me,” she said. “He helps me dress, he gets washing out of the washing machine, he’ll fetch the phone if asked.
“If I fall over he will bark or fetch my husband.
“When I was ill he knew I needed hospital treatment. He even woke us up when the smoke alarm went off in the garage – he was a life-saver.”
A fete in the The Britannia Inn garden, skittles and a sponsored cycle ride all contributed to the money raised.
Landlord Rob Rouse said: “The Britannia Inn has been fundraising for various charities for more years than I care to remember.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our small charity committee for all their hard work and dedication. I would especially like to congratulate Harry Colbourne for heading our efforts this year.
“Lastly, a huge thank you to all our customers and supporters for helping to raise such a sizeable sum of money. Happy New Year everyone!”
• Picture, top: From left, Stewart Lewis, Rob Rouse, Geraldine Mahoney, Adrian Armstrong, the Rev Margaret Armstrong, Harry Colbourne and Franchesca Regan