A BUNGEE jump and fun day at a Bridlington pub has swelled the coffers of a charity close to the hearts of many in the town.
Paul Toward, landlord at the Friendly Forester pub on Martongate, hosted the bungee jump at the pub last month in aid of the Katie Walker Cancer Trust and presented a cheque for £2,600 to the charity last week – as well as confirming another charity event for later this month.
Mick Walker, who accepted the donation alongside his wife Julie at the pub, said: “We are extremely grateful for all the effort that Paul and the Friendly Forester team have gone to in raising such a fantastic amount for the charity. They must have raised around £10,000 for the charity so far and it is hugely appreciated. We would like to say a big thank you.
“This money can continue to help fund research and also help those families affected by teenage cancer.”
Paul will be hosting another charity fund-raiser over next week’s August bank holiday weekend – the Katie Walker Memorial Concert.
Paul said: “We are always happy to raise money for such a special charity and we were delighted to raise so much from the bungee jump.
“The fund-raising continues though with the concert which we are hoping to make an annual thing.
“We really hope people come down and support the day, there will be collection buckets around the pub.”
The concert starts on Sunday, August 26 from noon to 9pm, with a host of local acts and competitors from the Yorkshire Coast’s Got Talent competition performing on an outdoor stage.
Then on Monday, August 27 the fun continues, with an open mic acoustic session in the afternoon followed by a 70s show in the evening.
There will be an outside bar on both days along with a barbecue, and bouncy castles – and entry is free.