A FAREHAM pub has pledged to hand over the remaining cash that is needed to buy a blind man a guide dog if customers chip in first.
The Fareham in Trinity Street has declared that if customers stump up £4,000 of the £5,000 that’s needed, it will cover the £1,000 outstanding.
It comes after the pub held a beer festival earlier this month which helped to raise £720 towards the cause, taking the total raised by customers so far to £3,100.
Another fundraising event is to be held tonight involving a tarot card reader at the pub between 7.30pm and 10pm.
Tickets cost £7 each and proceeds will be split between the guide dog initiative and Cancer Research UK. A raffle will be held.
Landlord Martin Munns, who has been in charge since September 2011, said: ‘My customers are all up for giving to charity.
‘We want to be a community pub – we don’t want to be against the community.
‘They have been generous enough to give their money so we want to give our own money back.
‘We don’t just want to take money from our people all the time.
‘I had a lady who came in recently and donated us seven bottles of wines and spirits.
‘That’s how generous people are.
‘We want to show we are giving something back.
‘We want to be a place where families can come and a drink and then leave.
‘We don’t allow swearing in the pub or anything like that.’
Martin said he has been in talks with the Methodist church next to him about giving 10 people in need a free dinner.