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Hornchurch pub goes crackers and raises thousands for Thai orphanage

07:00 07 January 2014

The Ardleigh & Dragon pub raises £5,000 for the Thai orphanage

The Ardleigh & Dragon pub raises £5,000 for the Thai orphanage

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A Hornchurch pub went all out and raised thousands of pounds to help a Thai orphanage, simply by getting people to buy prawn crackers.

The Ardleigh & Dragon, in Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, has managed to raise a staggering £5,000 for the Baan Tharn Orphanage in Khao Lak, Thailand, marking the ninth anniversary of the Boxing Day tsunami.

The pub restaurant had the idea of “donate while you dine” with 25p of every portion of prawn crackers going to the cause, as well as customers being given the option to add £1 to their bill to also go to the orphanage.

The general manager of the Ardleigh & Dragon, Angie Barclay, said: “The people of Hornchurch have really got behind the idea and are delighted to be able to do their bit to help these kids”.

The Thai pub restaurant has been raising money for the Baan Tharn orphanage for the past three years, helping provide what the children need.

Projects funded by the pub include building the foundations for a water system, education to the children, and helping to start up farms for food to give to the orphanage and to sell at the market.

Mrs Barclay has also visited the orphanage three times and says: “Being able to go over to Thailand to see for ourselves the wonderful things that are being done to help these youngsters who have no family is a real eye-opener.

“We come back more determined than ever to raise awareness and increase our efforts”.

There are 85 children at the orphanage and the Ardleigh and Dragon plan to expand the project by trying to link British children to the orphans so they can learn different things from one another.

Angie added: “It is wonderful that we have been able to raise so much money through an on-going initiative.”

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