Staff and customers at The Penny Hill pub in Hunslet have raised £400 for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund through a series of fund raising activities.
As well as a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses Printer Pixel and Gold Traders, customers Chris Pierson and Mick Garbutt took part in a pub run. The run took them around the pubs of Hunslet including the Garden Gate, The Bay Horse and The Engine amongst others. A half pint was consumed at each pub, but more importantly a bucket collection was carried out.
The Penny Hill has a tradition of annual charity fundraising. Landlady Dee Foster explained why they chose the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund this year:
“I know a couple of people who have had problems with their kids’ health. Recently a customer passed away and the family held a collection for the fund instead of flowers, so it seemed a good cause to support this year.”
Lisa Williams and Holly Rawlings were on hand to accept the donation. Lisa said:
“I just want to say a big thank you to Chris and the customers of The Penny Hill for all their hard work and support for CHSF.”
The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund supports children and adults born with a congenital heart condition across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.