A Bracknell pub serves up cash for charity

Published: 4 Mar 2014 17:000 comments

A pub has served up more than £1,000 to help fund specialist equipment for a little boy.

Adam Lewis with parents Sarah and Peter Lewis and brother Benjamin, 10.

Adam Lewis with parents Sarah and Peter Lewis and brother Benjamin, 10.

Adam Lewis, eight, from The Parks, Bracknell, suffers from hypermobility syndrome, sensory perception disorder and lax ligaments.

The Blue Lion, in Broad Lane, held a coffee morning, rock ’n’ roll bingo and a raffle. They raised the money in just three months, with the coffee morning alone bringing in £120.

The money will be donated to Adam’s Wheels, and will go towards a comfortable dining chair and car seat. His family has already successfully raised money to get a new state-of-the-art lightweight wheelchair.

Trevor Cook, general manager of the Blue Lion, said: “They’re so local; they only live round the corner. The parents come into the pub, and we wanted to do something which was very local.

“There are so many good causes out there it’s difficult to choose one, they’re all worthwhile.

“We’re a locals’ pub so we wanted to something for a local cause. We are looking forward to handing over the cheque, and we are delighted to have raised such a substantial amount of money.

“The community has come to together to make a difference for Adam – it has been fantastic!”

The cheque for the final amount will be presented to Adam’s parents, Sarah and Peter Lewis, on Friday, March 7. Donations are continuing to be collected until then.

See www.adamswheels.org.uk

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