Charity music night at pub

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PUB customers have dug deep and raised hundreds of pounds for a worthy cause.

A total of £286 was raised for The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at an evening of live music at The Fawcett Inn, in Fawcett Road, Southsea.

Three-piece rockers Hot Betty wowed crowds in the bar at the event, which was held on Good Friday.

The cash was raised through donations and raffle ticket sales.

Pub landlord Rob Dury decided to raise money for the charity, which tries to find a cure for diabetes, because his daughter Emily, aged four, suffers from the condition.

Mr Dury said: ‘It was a great evening and everyone really enjoyed themselves.

‘I’m planning to hold more events for the charity over the coming year.’