Drinkers raise charity cash

NEAABE111014f1, Kimberley, Lord clyde pub charity night to raise money for help for hereos. Landlord Mick Simpson and singer Ian Campbell.
NEAABE111014f1, Kimberley, Lord clyde pub charity night to raise money for help for hereos. Landlord Mick Simpson and singer Ian Campbell.

PUNTERS at a Kimberley pub have helped to raise almost £400 for military charity Help for Heroes.

Cash was collected as a female regular had her head shaved and two others had a cut to raise money, with the hair going to make wigs for a children’s cancer charity.

Landlord and former service man Mick Simpson said: “Help for Heroes is a charity that’s very close to my heart.

“I spent 23 years in the army, I’ve had friends killed and another who was in Afghanistan was badly injured.

“My partner’s son is serving as well so we always try and support them.

“We had great fun raising the cash and we’re very grateful to our customers for continuing to support us.”

Local singer Ian Campbell performed and a raffle was held, also adding to the total raised.

Mick added: “We have a collection box on the bar all the time so we’re always supporting the troops.

“I’m sure there’ll be more events to come too.”