Southsea pub customers dig deep and raise thousands for cancer charity

CHEERS Ricky Graham, Roisin Kehoe-Pank, Angel Oliver, Gary Mitcheson, Shaun Scott and Lizzy Murphy enjoy a street party fundraiser at the Old Vic pub in St Pauls Road, Southsea.  Picture: Allan Hutchings (121256-122)
CHEERS Ricky Graham, Roisin Kehoe-Pank, Angel Oliver, Gary Mitcheson, Shaun Scott and Lizzy Murphy enjoy a street party fundraiser at the Old Vic pub in St Pauls Road, Southsea. Picture: Allan Hutchings (121256-122)
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CUSTOMERS dug deep and raised £1,400 for a cancer charity at a pub’s street party.

The Old Vic, in St Pauls Road, Southsea, put on the day of fun in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Drag acts sang songs and told jokes to locals while father and son duo Dicey Riley wowed crowds with Irish music inside a marquee.

A two-piece Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin act also performed for guests.

Hungry visitors were treated to a hog roast and raffle prizes were up for grabs too.

Cash for the worthy cause was raised through donations from visitors on the day, which took place on Easter Sunday.

Landlady Roisin Kehoe-Pank, 57, decided to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support because her friend Dolly Godfrey suffers from the condition. ‘Several hundred people turned up which was fantastic,’ Roisin said.

‘The atmosphere was electric.

‘I’m really proud that we’ve been able to raise so much money in the space of one day. I would love to do it again. It was great bringing all the community together.

‘The drag queen acts went down a treat with everyone.’