PUB-GOERS dug deep to raise cash for a hospice scheme which allows people to spend their last days at home.
Staff at The Wellington pub in Old Portsmouth put on a family fun day at the weekend to give a boost to the Rowans Hospice’s Dorothy’s Dream appeal.
And customers turned up in their droves to scoff homemade scones and strawberry jam in the name of charity.
Bar manager Sophie Carter, 21, said: ‘It was an amazing day and everybody had a really good time.
‘We wanted to put on a charity event and the Rowans Hospice is something that is very important in the local community.
‘Everyone knows someone who has been there or somehow has something to do with it.
‘They’re also all really nice people so we just wanted to do something to help them out.’
On Saturday, pub-goers were treated to homemade cakes, face painting, competitions and a performance by a ukelele band.
A group of regulars who play football together also donated £157 on the day.
The charity fun day was held to raise money for the Dorothy’s Dream appeal, which gives people with life-threatening illnesses the option to spend their final days in their own home surrounded by friends and family.
As reported in The News, the Purbrook-based Rowans Hospice has managed to raise more than £883,000 already and is getting ever closer to its £1m target.
Pub landlady Kate Preston said: ‘The Rowans Hospice is really important and you never know when you might need their services yourself.
‘Lots of people have contact with them and I had a friend myself who passed away there so it’s nice to do something to support them.’
To find out more about the hospice or to donate towards the Dorothy’s Dream appeal, visit rowanshospice.co.uk.