Christmas shoppers enjoy mulled wine on March Market Place as fund raiser serves drink at second attempt

PUBLISHED: 13:29 18 December 2010

Debbie Smith and her husband Bruce at the Help for Heroes charity stall on the March Market Place

Debbie Smith and her husband Bruce at the Help for Heroes charity stall on the March Market Place

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SCORES of Christmas shoppers have been kept warm on March market place this morning, as a determined fund raiser finally got the chance to served mulled wine on her Help the Heroes charity stall.

Debbie Smith and her husband Bruce at the Help for Heroes charity stall on the March Market Place. John and Heather Jolley taste the hot mulled wine

Debbie Smith’s original attempt to serve the drink on her first stall two weeks ago was foiled by council licensing laws.

But Fenland District Council granted her a second opportunity to serve the wine, ensuring that she had all the paperwork needed for today’s stall.

“It’s been going very well,” said Mrs Smith. “It’s great to finally serve people the drink - there was a lady this morning who had loads! We’re certainly warming people up.

“There was obviously a strength of feeling about this and I’m happy that it’s all sorted now. I’ve been given a certificate from Help the Heroes as a thank you for the fund raising.”

Debbie Smith and her husband Bruce at the Help for Heroes charity stall on the March Market Place

Mrs Smith, who has now raised almost £2,000 for the cause, intends to step up her fund raising even further next year by competing in the Barcelona Marathon.

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