Railway Tavern raises £2,239

Fundraisers at The Railway Tavern
Fundraisers at The Railway Tavern

A community pub in Aby just outside Louth has been busy marking Community Pubs Month 2015 and has raised over £2,000 in the last year.

The Railway Tavern has spent the month of April celebrating CAMRA’s (The Campaign For Real Ale) Community Pubs Month, which is dedicated to local pubs and the part they play in their communities.

This can include being a meeting place, somewhere to host a celebration or just simply a place to follow a sporting event.

The Railway Tavern is renowned for supporting their community and raising funds for charity, and made a special effort for Community Pubs Month, by hosting a series of different events, most recently a pool knockout competition which was won by Andy Holness.

Last weekend (April 11) was a special night for local pub, which not only held their Spring Raffle draw night, but also presented a funds to the “When you Wish Upon A Star” charity, all of the funds which they had raised during the last year, which reached the grand total of £2,239.85.

The winner of the star prize in the raffle of a bicycle was Steve Wood and the raffle itself raised £489 of the final total.

Pat Wright from the charity came and thanked everyone for their support and also spoke to those at the pub about the Polar Express trip which will be replacing the usual Lapland trip this year.

This will enable more terminally ill children to have a wish come true and meet Santa after a magical journey on the Northern Belle train, sister train to the Orient Express.

Pat also told them that they are currently completing three wishes a week of different types, whether it is meeting with a celebrity or going to visit a special place.

More events are to come during April include a St George’s Feast on April 23 and a Darts Knockout competition on April 30.

Landlady Dawn Jacklin said: “We have been very lucky to have received a huge number of Mybagtags, special luggage tags these have been sold to raise over £1,000 of the total raised.

“Our calendar and Railway Tavern pens have also contributed to the £270 to the total.”

Keith, Dawn and Holly Jacklin wish to thank Jennie Brimmell, Andy Holness, Jassies of Louth, Farmer Browns Ice Cream, Trish and Tina Wood for help with the bag tag sales and Gillian and Stuart Randle for providing them.

Dawn added: “A massive thank you must also go out to all who have taken part in the events held at The Railway Tavern and supported the charity fundraising.”