Portsmouth pub regulars go extra mile for good cause

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CARING pubgoers have helped to raise more than £1,000 for a good cause.

Money was collected for Macmillan Cancer Support during a fundraising event at The Stag, in New Road, Buckland, Portsmouth.

Proceeds came from a quiz, which eight teams took part in, and two raffles. A disco was also held.

As previously reported, Karen Andrews, the pub’s landlady, is supporting the worthy cause for the year because it looked after her mum Paulette Norman, 84, in the time leading up to her death in January.

Karen, 45, said: ‘The evening was great and there was a fantastic atmosphere.

‘I’m really pleased with the amount that was raised.’

The quiz raised more than £300, adding to the £550 previously donated, as requested by Mrs Norman before she died.

Another £300 was raised last year after the pub took part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and held a Halloween party.

Karen said: ‘People never cease to amaze me.

‘When everyone is at their lowest and don’t have any money, they still manage to put that bit back for a good cause.

‘It’s nice when you do something and you make a difference.

‘It’s not very nice, but I know that my mum’s death wasn’t in vain.

The pub, in its efforts to continue raising money for Macmillan, will hold an Easter egg hunt and a barbecue over the Easter weekend.

A pamper evening for guests wanting a pedicure, facial and manicure will then be held on Wednesday, May 21.

Karen is also considering doing a parachute jump at a later date.