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Sweet dreams of full collection tins
8:10am Monday 30th July 2012 in News
A FUNDRAISING stunt by staff and customers from Swindon’s Hungry Horse pubs worked liked a dream as they pushed a giant bed around town.
The big trolley dash began at Woodlands Edge in Peatmoor and took in the Magic Roundabout on its way into central Swindon.
About 15 fundraisers in fancy dress also took the money- spinning procession to the Brookhouse Farm and The Spotted Cow on Saturday.
The event was the finale in a week of fundraising events aimed at raising about £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Research. The amount will go towards Greene King brewery’s target of raising £1m a year overall.
Nick Horner, manager of the Woodlands Edge, donned fancy dress to help colleagues and customers collect cash along the way.
“The three pubs got together to decide what we could do to support the charity and we came up with the trolley push,” he said.
“We just plucked the idea out of thin air.
“It was hot in the costume, but it was fun, and the Magic Roundabout was interesting. We just wanted to do what we could to collect some money and raise awareness."
Caroline Hull, manager of the Spotted Cow, added: “It’s a fantastic cause and one close to my heart because members of my family have suffered from cancer.
“We wanted to do something fun and get the whole of Swindon involved, so we chose the trolley push, which is the first event we've done out in the open.
“People loved it and we got lots of beeps and cheers on the way round.”