Wincanton pub Millers Inn backs Royal British Legion in 2013
A pub in Wincanton has thrown its weight behind the Royal British Legion.
Dave Wiscombe, landlord at the Millers Inn, has chosen the charity’s Wincanton branch as the beneficiary of its fundraising events in 2013.
As part of the agreement, events to mark Armed Forces Day in June will be staged at the pub, with fundraising skittles and quiz events held throughout the year.
Tony Goddard, president of the Wincanton branch, said: “Most people may think of the Poppy Appeal as only being conducted from the end of October until Remembrance weekend in November each year.
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“In fact, it is an appeal that runs throughout the year.
“Along with many charities, the amount raised by the Poppy Appeal is down on other years so we were delighted when, on hearing of our attempts to make up the shortfall, Dave offered to help.
“We look forward to working closely with him throughout the rest of the year.”
Mr Wiscombe helped raise around £4,700 for Wincanton Community Hospital’s X-ray and ultrasound scanner appeal after selecting it as the pub’s cause last year.
Alan Judge, treasurer of the Friends of Wincanton Community Hospital group, said: “We were pleased that a lot of local businesses donated to the appeal or sponsored our events.
“Ian was the first to do that and really set things going.”
Wincanton’s Armed Forces Day celebration on Saturday, June 29, will see a fun day held at the pub during the day time, with a marquee erected in the grounds. Yeovil-based singer Sarah Lowery has pledged to perform.