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Kerry’s dedication to fundraising
Article date: 26 Apr 2013

Shift leader Kerry Coley is the driving force behind the charity fundraising efforts at The Moon Under Water, in Cradley Heath.

Kerry spends many of her nights off at the pub, usually on Friday and Saturday, running a weekly raffle, ‘black box’ draw and numerous charity events.

The weekly raffle offers the chance to win a meal for two at the pub, as well as an opportunity to open the ‘black box’.

Each winner selects one of 12 keys, in an attempt to unlock a cash prize. If unsuccessful, the cash amount increases as the number of keys decreases.

The ‘black box’ raffle has proven a big hit with the regulars. In 2012, Kerry’s fundraising activities amassed an amazing £4,003 for CLIC Sargent.

A charity darts event, which saw staff members from Wetherspoon’s pubs across the West Midlands competing (pictured), also raised £185 in one evening at the pub.

Kerry said: “People often ask me why I spend my spare time at the pub fundraising. I have loved and lost people to cancer and also had a scare myself, two years ago, needing lung surgery.

“I was lucky – it wasn’t life-threatening, but I am 46 years old – and some of the young people we are fundraising for don’t live to half my age.”

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