ALMOST a thousand pounds was raised on Sunday August 2 at The Plough Beefeater’s fun day to support international charity WaterAid.
The event included a barbecue, a jazz band, a chocolate fountain, face painting, a bouncy castle, a tombola and a very successful “soak the chef” game. Guests could purchase raffle tickets to win a five-day family pass for David Lloyds fitness centre in Cranmore and a kit bag as well as a pass without a bag, an exercise bike, a £40 voucher for a meal at the restaurant and a bottle of champagne. Over 100 prizes donated by staff could be won in the tombola.
Becky White, manager at The Plough Beefeater, said: “We started planning at the end of June and a lot of hard work was involved, but it’s such a good cause that it was definitely worth it.” Another fundraising event for WaterAid is planned for September 14 when staff will run 6.5 miles in the name of charity.
WaterAid provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene education for 17 of the world’s poorest countries. According to the charity 2.5 billion people live without sanitation facilities and the resulting diarrhoeal diseases kill almost 5,000 children a day. The charity is supported by celebrities such as Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell and author and TV presenter Adam Hart Davis.
To sponsor participants of the fun run visit The Plough Beefeater on Stratford Road.