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Raise a glass to generous Bromsgrove pub regulars
10:00am Sunday 20th January 2013 in Local
GLASSES have been raised to regulars at a Bromsgrove pub for their fund-raising efforts.
Throughout last year the punters of the Queen’s Head, in The Strand, bought tickets in the pub’s weekly raffle, giving them a chance to win a range of prizes.
An impressive £2,000 was raised which is being shared by Breme Care Home, in Providence Road, and the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Staff at the home, and from the charity, also sold tickets during the year to boost the fund-raising efforts.
Breme Care Home will put the money into its activities fund, which pays for trips and activities for residents to enjoy.
The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity will be using its share to support the cost of running its three helicopters during potentially lifesaving missions.
Last year was the fifth in a row the pub has held the weekly raffle supporting local charities, in total raising £10,000.
Julie Carter, the pub’s landlady, said: “I would like to thank all our customers – even though times are getting even harder they have still managed to raise the same amount as last year.”
Breme Care Home’s manager, Karen Keen, said: “Every year I am overwhelmed by the generosity of the customers of the Queen’s Head.
“Being given such a huge amount of money means so much to our residents.”
Katy Meaney, from the air ambulance charity, added: “Thank you to everyone - every penny donated by the public is vital to ensure the lifesaving charity can continue to make a difference in emergency situations.”