Hayling pub raises thousands of pounds for local good causes

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A 24-HOUR darts marathon and a music festival helped raise £5,000 for local good causes.

Carole Young, the landlady of The West Town pub, in Station Road, Hayling Island, organised the events because she wanted to combine having fun with making money for Hayling Island First Responders, Macmillan Cancer Support and The Rowans Hospice.

The 24-hour darts marathon raised £1,500 for Dorothy’s Dream, the hospice’s £1m appeal to provide care at home.

The rest was raised at the music festival on August 7 which saw 10 local bands perform at the pub.

The money was split between the three charities.

Mrs Young said: ‘It has been really great.

‘The darts was good fun and the music festival was brilliant.

‘I’ve already started planning what we’re going to do next year and everyone is looking forward to it.’