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Hornchurch pub-goers get into the charity spirit to raise £1,060

PUBLISHED: 15:07 04 May 2016 | UPDATED: 16:26 04 May 2016

The team who helped raise the money for the British Heart foundation

The team who helped raise the money for the British Heart foundation

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A popular watering hole for pub-goers had a bumper bank holiday collection which raised more than £1,000 for charity.

The Fatling pub in High Street, Hornchurch, raised £1060 over the May Bank Holiday weekend for the British Heart Foundation (BHF), bringing their two-year fundraising total to a whopping £7,000.

Manager Sandy Castle and the team put their heart and soul into the fundraising efforts.

Sandy said: “We raised money by rattling buckets, auctioning prizes, a good old fashioned raffle, and our DJ taking bribes for special requests!

“But mainly our customers were just volunteering spare cash into charity buckets.”

The pub, opposite the local BHF branch, has aligned itself in supporting the important work the charity do in stopping premature deaths from heart disease.

Sandy has even trained with BHF in CPR, and gone on to train the whole team.

Sandy has ran the Fatling for the last 10 years and in 2015 was nominated as Licensee of the Year in a coveted award scheme run by the British Institute of Innkeeping.

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