Twelve year old Rebecca Woods, the daughter of the house at Sheffield’s New Barrack Tavern, has handed over the income from the pub’s charity fun day in May. A total of £720 was raised during the day that included food stalls, goalie competitions, live music and dancing.
Landlords Steph and Kevin Woods’ idea was to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital – and they overshot their target by a considerable amount. “The event is our way of thanking the hospital and the staff for looking after our daughter, Rebecca, after she broke her arm playing the park, says Steph. “And we’re as pleased as punch that our regulars have dug so deep to help this very worthwhile cause.”
On receiving the cheque in the pub’s sunlit garden, hospital charity fundraiser, Simon Athey thanked Rebecca and her parents for their efforts, “We’re all thrilled to receive this money from the New Barrack Tavern’s customers. I can imagine from this success that they all had a great time on the day and it’s wonderful when a community based pub like this can help children from all across the region.”