Pub aims high for two local charities

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REGULARS at a Brighouse pub are aiming high for two worthy charities.

Pete Hearn and his partner Mary Walker have joined forces with the Old Shop Inn’s Mark Feasey to raise cash for Overgate Hospice, Elland, and the Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice, Brackenhall.

And the group has already raised a small amount before the event has even taken place after Pete, who is known as ‘Mad Pete’ accepted a bet to climb the 21 metres climbing wall at ROKT despite being scared of heights with Mark, who is also not keen on them.

The charity event will have a sports theme, and will take place on the last day of the FestivALE event taking place at The Ship in Bethel Street between March 8 and 11.

There will be the weighing of Pete’s scarf and hat which contain badges from different club’s and Bradford Park Avenue’s goalkeeper John Lamb will be in attendance.

There are some top prizes for the winners of the weighing which include a three-month bouldering pass from ROKT.

Mary said they had had some tremendous support from local businesses who have been donating vouchers and prizes for the raffle. “We just want it to be a big celebration and would like people to attend in the football strip of the team they support and prove that we can all get on at the same time raising funds for two charities.”

Mary has contacted the Queen and asked Prince Harry for his permission to name a beer after him at the FestivALE.

Mark said: “This will be a massive event for me anyway but I am thrilled to be a part of it.”

He would like to thank Betford, a national company, that has agreed to be the main sponsor for the FestivALE programme, putting a £1 free bet to be used at the Cheltenham festival.

Raffle tickets are available at the pub and anyone who is interested in donating any prizes should ask for Mark.