Manea pub’s fundraising effort is music to charity’s ears

Manea Rose and Crown raises £1,500 for East Anglia Children's Hospices

Manea Rose and Crown raises £1,500 for East Anglia Children's Hospices - Credit: Archant

The Rose and Crown pub in Manea has presented local charity East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) with £1,500 raised at their recent music festival.

R&C Fest 2015 was held at the pub over the recent bank holiday weekend with a host of local bands performing, food and guest ales on tap throughout the day. Attendees at the event raised an impressive £1,500 through a charity raffle and collections throughout the day.

Amy Thomson, event organiser, said: “I chose to support EACH because I wanted somewhere local to us to benefit from the money raised. All the bands performed for free, giving up there time, to help raise money for this fabulous charity. I work as a full time ambulance clinician and have seen first hand how devastating it can be for parents to lose a child through illness and trauma - I just wanted to give something back, and raise money to help these families.”

Karen Newton, EACH Cambridgeshire Fundraiser, visited the pub to collect the funds raised and say thank you to those involved in organising the day.

Karen said: “I’d like to thank Amy and the whole team at the Rose and Crown in Manea for choosing to support us through their music festival and for raising such an impressive amount of money.

“EACH cares for children with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire and supports their families. All the monies raised will go towards allowing us to continue this vital work.”