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A real meat treat
1:30pm Thursday 31st January 2013 in News
MEAT lovers have helped to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
The New Calley Arms in Wanborough has raised £5,000 over more than two years by holding meat raffles every week.
Landlady Lesley Berry, who runs the pub with Simon Coakes, said they were delighted with the total.
“The meat raffles began before Simon and I started here and they originally raised funds for the Wanborough Scouts,” said Lesley.
“It has taken a little over two years to get this £5,000. We want to thank the customers for giving their support.
“We usually raise between £30 and £40 a week but it all adds up gradually.”
Representatives from the charities visited the pub on Sunday to collect the donations.
The pub buys the meat for the raffle from Mike McGuire’s in Havelock Street.