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REGULARS took the plunge to raise money for a children’s charity.

Customers at The Rainbow Pub, in Milton Road, Waterlooville, came up with the idea of sponsored bungee jumps in aid of The Rainbow Trust, based in Manchester.

The charity supports children with severe illnesses and their families.

Last month seven people braved the jump in the car park of the pub and raised £815 for the charity.

They were: Kevin Martin, Jamie Stellard, Colin Brutnell, Simon Martin, Sean Bell, Keiran Bernstein and Dale Hatton.

Barmaid Emma Blythe and friend Scarlett Smith decided they couldn’t go ahead with the jump and instead did a forfeit of letting people throw custard pies and wet sponges at them to earn their sponsorship money.

Landlady Irene Martin said: ‘We chose The Rainbow Trust because it has the same name as the pub and it’s also a brilliant charity.

‘I would like to thank all the people who did the jump and all our customers for their ongoing support and to the staff for their hard work.’

Go to rainbowtrust.org.uk.