By George, charities are in the money

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TWO charities have received their share of the proceeds from the successful charity night held at The George earlier this year.

Veronica Brien, fundraising manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, and Margaret Neal, in memoriam representative and volunteer for the British Heart Foundation, each accepted £1,098.50 on behalf of their charities from event organisers Donna Drakes, Bev Farrow and landlords Tina and Martin Scott.

For St Barnabas, the money will provide more than two days of inpatient care at the Nettleton Road unit.

“We are extremely grateful for this money,” said Veronica.

“Every day counts for our patients and quality of care is important.”

The George always supports St Barnabas at their annual charity events, which also mark the pub’s birthday, and the second charity is usually something significant to a local person at the time.

The British Heart Foundation is this year celebrating its 50th year and Margaret was able to give the staggering figure that £137 is spent every minute on research.

“It is absolutely fabulous what The George has achieved on our behalf,” she said.

“More money is spent in this county than is raised in this county, so we are really grateful to everyone who supported this event and raised this fantastic amount.”

And with the dust hardly settling on this year’s charity night, plans for next year’s event are already underway.

It is planned to hold a family fun day for all ages on Sunday September 30, so make a note of the date and look out for more details nearer the time.