Hundreds packed into Warsash pub fundraiser
Families enjoyed battling it out in games at a Warsash pub fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support.
More than 500 people crammed into the Silver Fern Pub in Warsash Road and over flowed its car park and garden for an afternoon of activities raising £1058.42 for the charity.
Staff at the Silver Fern pub go-kart for cancer fundraiser
Staff and punters joined in to raise the cash by having fun on go-karts, trampolines, a merry-go-round and pretending to be soldiers in high-tech military simulation game Battlefield South.
Young and old together enjoyed a barbecue, face paints, hand bag and jewellery stalls, a Jamie At Home cookware stall, as well as home-made cakes by the customers.
Pub manager Sharon Brown was happy to have raised more than the £1,000 she had hoped.
“It was brilliant,” she said. “There was no room in the pub; there was no room in the garden or the car park. I’d say there were about 500 to 600 people there.
“The comments that I’ve had from people said it was a wonderful atmosphere and great community spirit. The staff worked so hard too.
“The money goes directly to Macmillan Cancer Support and it’s used in so many different ways supporting people in getting better, supporting families of those with cancer and research.
“We’ve got the Macmillan Coffee morning in September so that’ll be the next thing on the list.
“A massive thank you to all our customers who supported us on the day. I’m really, really happy and proud.”