Ye Olde Griffin Hotel in March exceeds fundraising target for Cancer Research UK
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A March pub has gone the extra mile to raise over £1,000 for Cancer Research UK.
The Ye Olde Griffin Hotel took on an eight-hour cycle challenge, as well as hosting other events during the charity day on Friday, including a Man vs Food challenge and a food plank challenge.
In total, £1,073 was earned and within that, around £300 came from cycling donations alone and approximately £123 was collected from the other challenges.
And to help the team reach their target before the 1am deadline, staff member Richard Whyte underwent a full head shave.
Lee Oldale, of the Griffin who are owned by Stonegate Pubs, was ecstatic with the effort.
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He said: "Anything over £1,000 was a bonus.
"As soon as we were over £1,000, we were more than happy."
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Lee now prepares for the Spartan time trial challenge, whereby he and other bar managers from Stonegate will cycle around Central London this Thursday in aid of Cancer Research UK.