Thursday, 12 April 2012

Green Dragon Green Fingers!

Fundraisers and volunteers from a Norfolk pub did the dirty work to help a charity that provides vital support for people affected by cancer.

Justin Harvey and David Bear, publicans at the Green Dragon in Wymondham, were joined by their pub customers and friends to form an 18-strong team which helped to cut back the overgrown garden at the Star Throwers charity in Melton Road, Wymondham, before planting shrubs and flowers, including honeysuckle, conifers and fruit trees.

The landlords have been raising money for Star Throwers as their chosen charity and held a charity day in July that raised £2100, which was split, with £1300 going to Star Throwers and the other £800 being donated to Spooner Row Primary School for the school's Streetchild appeal to help children in Sierra Leone.

Mr Harvey said: "We wanted to help Star Throwers because it is a very good local charity and everybody in Wymondham has been affected by cancer in some way."

Above: Justin Harvey, front left, who has presented Star Throwers at Wymondham with £1,300 from the Green Dragon's Charity Day. He is pictured with Star Throwers supporters who have been planting and tidying up the garden. From left, front row, Kate Baker, Tina Martins, Billy Grant, Dr Henry Mannings, Ben Mannings, 14 and Rachel Moran. Back, Tom Grant, Tim Martins and David Lee. PHOTO: DENISE BRADLEY

Thank you to you all for your wonderful support. We really enjoyed the day.