THE landlord of a Swindon pub has vowed to continue with a fundraising event this weekend - despite the building being targeted by vandals.

The thugs are believed to have struck at around 5.30am yesterday, when two bricks were thrown through a window at the Fox and Hounds in Haydon Wick.

Landlord Brendan Lee was woken by barking from his two dogs, and found the damage.

Brendan said: “We’ve informed the police and one of the neighbours has CCTV that covers the area of the pub; hopefully we will capture who done it.

“This is the first time something like this has happened in the eight years I have been here.

“I’m surprised it has happened, we never get any trouble around here, so I don’t understand why someone would do it now - I’m hoping it’s just drunken teenagers who’ve legged it.”

Despite the damage the event for the Pathfinder charity will go on, and Brendan is getting the windows repaired in time.

The pub is hosting its first ever ‘Party in the Car Park’ for the local charity, which supports young children with physical disabilities, and takes them on days out and holidays.

Brendan is hoping to raise around £2,000 and a local company has said it will match the total raised over the weekend.

They are expecting hundreds of customers over the two-day event and live music will be playing throughout the day until 11pm.

Brendan said: “We have a couple of locals that come to the pub whose children use the charity, they do tremendous work in helping the kids. So it was a no brainer to host this.”

He added: “I just want to give them to have the opportunity to experience the same things as every other child.

“Come down and join in the fun, we’ve got a bouncy castle, face painting, barbecue and beer - it’s for a great cause.”

There will also be a raffle.

If anyone has any information about the vandalism, they should contact the police on 101.