Pub’s fundraisers benefit hospital

Andy Shaughnessy, handed over a cheque to Danetre Hospital, from a fundraising event, at the White Horse, Welton.'Pictured is Andy handing the cheque to Amy Hopkins ( Health Care Assistant ), with Margaret Elcock ( Owner - White Horse ) & Patsy Hatfield ( Ward Sister )
Andy Shaughnessy, handed over a cheque to Danetre Hospital, from a fundraising event, at the White Horse, Welton.'Pictured is Andy handing the cheque to Amy Hopkins ( Health Care Assistant ), with Margaret Elcock ( Owner - White Horse ) & Patsy Hatfield ( Ward Sister )

A VILLAGE fundraiser has handed over a cheque to Danetre Hospital.

Andy Shaughnessy, from Welton, handed over a cheque for £600 to the Cawthorn ward at Danetre Hospital.

The money had been raised with a series of fundraisers at the White Horse pub in Welton, and was the second amount raised by the pub and its patrons in a year.

Mr Shaughnessy said: “This was raised with a curry night and a skittles knock-out competition as well.

“The landlady Margaret Elcock has been fantastic. Without her help we wouldn’t have been able to do it. Since she took over last year we’ve raised £1,200 for the hospital.

“I’d like to express my thanks and gratitude to all the people who came along and supported the events, from the village and Daventry as well.They’ve all contributed to making this such a donation.”

After his wife Pat passed away in 2008 Mr Shaughnessy has organised regular fundraisers for the ward in recognition of the care they provided his wife and others.