Pub team raises £7K for hospice

19th July 2019

Staff and punters of a city pub have raised more than £7,000 for St Richard’s Hospice.

The Plumbers Arms, in Wyld’s Lane, presented a cheque for £7,183 to the hospice, which cares for adults with serious, progressive illnesses.

The sum was raised over 14 months, through a variety of events including a quiz, tombola, charity darts night and curry night.

Christine Williams, landlady of The Plumbers Arms, said: “This amount could not have been raised if it was not for the continuous support and generosity of the locals – who have not only bought raffle tickets for the many hamper and meat raffles, but have also sponsored these events.

“There have also been personal donations from certain individuals and Greene King kindly donated a wheelbarrow full of spirits and ales which was kindly organised by Mark Henfield.

“We have worked very hard as a small establishment to reach this impressive amount.”

Mrs Williams also thanked Patricia Butler for her tireless work in helping reach the final total.

Ria Simons, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We have been blown away by the incredible work of the Plumbers Arms team in raising such a tremendous amount for our care.

“We are so very grateful to all the staff, punters, supporters and all others who helped reach this total.

“The money they have raised will go towards helping the hospice continue its care to patients and their loved ones when they need it most.”

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The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

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