THE tragic death of local ‘character’ Peter Miller sent shock waves through his community last year.
The popular 67-year-old, a regular at the Bulls Head pub in Hall Green, died suddenly after he fell down his stairs, leaving grieving friends and family behind.
Now a group of his close pals have come together to raise funds for a cause they believe would be close to their friend’s heart.
“Peter lived for his children and his grandchildren, he loved them dearly,” Jim Jordan, who has known Peter for 15 years, told us.
Regulars at the Bulls Head, in Stratford Road, held a ‘Grow a Mo for Peter’ fundraising event where Peter’s friends grew moustaches and got sponsored for their efforts.
The team raised £700 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
“We wanted to choose a cause that would mean a lot to Pete. He was always there for his family and wherever Pete was, there was always a smile close by,” said 58-year-old Jim.
Kate West, from the Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s fundraising department, added: “This is a lovely tribute to Peter. His friends have done a great job of raising £700 for our paediatric intensive care unit that looks after our most poorly children. Thanks so much to all of the Bulls Head regulars who took part.”