Fareham pub delivers toys to charity

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A TOWN pub has delivered a huge bundle of toys to a charity working with children.

Staff at The Fareham in Trinity Street, Fareham, bought bears and games for The Rainbow Centre to distribute to youngsters.

The pub spent cash it had leftover from donations it received towards providing food parcels for people in need over Christmas.

Landlord Martin Munns said: ‘We went to The Rainbow Centre and wanted to do something and decided to go out and buy loads of different toys for the kids.

‘We didn’t wrap them up as we wanted to make sure the right toy went to the right child, and thought The Rainbow Centre would be the best to do that.

‘It’s all part of our initiative being a community pub.

‘We’ve already started collecting money through our charity to help causes this year.’

As reported, the pub has given away £225 of shopping vouchers and given toys worth £700 donated by customers to The Rainbow Centre.

It means around £2,500 of gifts in total were handed out by the pub last year - done through its own charity Fareham in Need.

The pub had already separately raised £5,000 earlier in the year to help buy and name a guide dog for someone in Fareham.

A further £4,000 was handed over to other worthy causes.

A barbecue and a fun day was held to say thank you to everybody who had donated to the charities and people went along with their guide dogs.