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Provide support close to home
Article date: 21 Nov 2012

Pub manager Colin Rawson may have moved pubs, but is determined to continue his support for a local charity – which is now even closer.

Like all managers, Colin, previously at The West Kirk, in Ayr, has raised several thousand pounds from events, in support of CLIC Sargent.

Colin’s efforts have always been directed locally to Malcolm Sargent House, in Ayrshire – and his new pub, The Prestwick Pioneer, in Prestwick, is just half a mile from the centre.

Malcolm Sargent House offers family-centred breaks and specialist weekends for young people, siblings and bereaved families.

Families can simply relax and take in the beautiful views of the Firth of Clyde and the Isle of Arran or they can opt for a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages, including cycling, arts, crafts and team games organised in the house.

Everyone there is in a similar situation, making it easy to share feelings and experiences. With medical support close at hand, if necessary, families are in safe hands.

Colin, pictured (third left) with staff and guests from CLIC’s Malcolm Sargent House, including mascot Malcolm the Monkey and West FM DJ Jen McGinley (fourth right) said: “Everyone at Malcolm Sargent House is very excited about having one of their biggest corporate charity partners in the town.

“We aim to continue our fund-raising for them and hope to join forces with the other three Wetherspoon pubs in Ayrshire, all within 20 miles of the house, to organise various fundraising events, including weekly quizzes, in the coming months.”

The four Ayrshire pubs are: The Wheatsheaf Inn (Kilmarnock), The Salt Cot (Saltcoats), The West Kirk (Ayr) and The Prestwick Pioneer (Prestwick).

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