A BRIDLINGTON pub has passed the £5,000 mark in funds raised for the Katie Walker Cancer Trust.
Staff and customers of the Friendly Forester on Martongate have been raising money for the Trust for the last three years through charity nights, quizzes and sponsored events.
Their latest donation of £616 means that they have now raised a grand total of £5,500.
Julie Walker, who runs the Trust with her husband Micky, said that she was delighted with the efforts of all involved at the pub.
She said: “It is great that a local business has given us so much support over the years and we’d really like to thank them for their hard work.
“£5,500 is quite a big milestone for a local business to reach and they have done such a fantastic job with all their events that everybody involved deserves a really big thank you.”
Julie also appealed for other local businesses to take the Friendly Foresters lead and support the Trust, which was set up to fund research into teenage cancer following the death of Julie and Micky’s daughter, Katie.
Julie said: “We really need the support of the local business community to ensure we keep raising the funds needed to pay for the International Consensus Meetings and to enable us to keep donating to families who have children or teenagers fighting cancer.”
Julie is now looking forward to attending a glittering awards ceremony in London on February 27 where she will pick up an Achieving Mum of the Year Award from Tesco in recognition of her charity work.