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Staff dig deep for charity
Article date: 06 Dec 2012

Managers and staff from pubs in Leeds, Exeter and Plymouth offered their services in two very special volunteering initiatives.

The teams of volunteers took part in garden makeover projects for two families supported by CLIC Sargent, one in Dawlish, Devon, and the other in Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Pub managers and staff from the six pubs in Leeds, Becketts Bank, Stick or Twist, The Cuthbert Brodrick, The Hedley Verity, The Three Hulats and Wetherspoons, as well as The Crossed Shuttle, in Pudsey, embarked on a two-day job in Ripon.

Loyal customer Stan Tudor gave up his time to help out on one of the days and Lee Murch from MI (Murch Improvements Speedy Hire) also helped on both days.

The pubs raised close to £600 to pay for equipment and materials, to transform a totally overgrown garden into a place of peace and relaxation, for one young person supported by CLIC Sargent.

Volunteers from George’s Meeting House and The Imperial, both in Exeter, as well as The Britannia Inn and The Gog & Magog, both in Plymouth, are pictured during their garden makeover project in Dawlish, including Rocky and Dave, the gardeners from The Imperial, who helped with materials, equipment and tasks.

The pubs also raised more than £600 to transform a garden, for a family supported by CLIC Sargent, into a bright and safe summer play area for children.

The team laid the foundations for a vegetable patch, built a rockery and herb garden, laid turf, painted brickwork in the garden and erected a shed for bike storage.

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