Bear-B-Q for Help For Heroes

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A pub in Eastwood popular with ex-military personnel is preparing to to raise money for a charity close to their hearts.

Staff at the Three Tuns have decided to host a Bear-B-Q in aid of Help for Heroes as many regular customers — and pub manager Caroline Barlow’s step-father — were members of the armed forces.

They hope to raise £1,000 at the charity day which will include a barbecue, a raffle, face painting and a disco in the evening.

The traditional Help for Heroes bear costume will also be donned by members of the pool team for photo opportunities and the pub is to be decorated in red, white and blue.

Event organiser and barmaid Sharon Wardle, 36, said: “We are trying to make it a really memorable day and raise money for such a worthy cause.”

Help for Heroes provide support for wounded soldiers and their families to enable those who have suffered life-changing injuries during service to achieve their full potential. This includes providing equipment to make a home more accessible or paying travel costs for a family needing to spend time with injured loved ones.

The Bear-B-Q will is on Saturday August 2 from 12.30pm.