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Pub raises £6k for brave troops

Pub raises £6k for brave troops

A pub in Ulverston has managed to generate more than £6,000 for brave troops wounded while serving overseas.

Fundraisers from the Old Farmhouse have generated the princely sum in just one year - and the collection is to be donated to Help for Heroes, the Westmorland Gazette reports.

Licensees Mandy Boyle and Neal Southworth have been joined by a number of regulars over the last 12 months at various money-collecting events.

The efforts - which generated £6,672 in total - were led by local resident Andy Steele, who said: "We started with just two collection tins on the bar but we decided to have a fancy dress party, a motorcycle ride and a singalong too."

He added the group will continue to collect for the cause in 2011.

The Hucknall Dispatch recently reported that two Hucknall-based gigs - one at the Liberal Club and the other at the George Street Club - will raise money for Help for Heroes.

Posted by Simon Williams

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