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Crimea pub fun day raises cash for paediatric charity

A fun day was held at an Aldershot pub in support of a charity that helps sick children

Crimea Inn, Crimea Road, Aldershot. Family fun day to raise money for a children's hospital unit. Victoria 6 and Anna Benson
Six-year-old Victoria jumping for fundraising with Anna Benson

The Crimea Inn, in Crimea Road, hosted the day which featured live music, a bouncy castle, raffle, cake stall and barbecue on Saturday (June 28), in aid of Friends of PICU.

In total, £565.66 was raised and was rounded up to more than £600 by the pub.

Friends of PICU is a charity that supports children admitted to paediatric intensive care units, by providing equipment and services that are not offered on the NHS.

The day was organised by sisters-in-law Caroline and Ruth Day, inspired by Ruth’s baby Rex, who was born with a heart defect in September.


Crimea Inn landlord Ray Hedgman said the day had been successful despite the rain that arrived in the afternoon.

“I think the barbecue was moved into just about every position in the car park, trying to take some shelter,” he said.

There were around five hours of live music inside with various local artists playing.

In addition, there was a photo booth for people to dress up and pose, while raffle prizes included panto tickets, Squires Garden Centre vouchers and children’s games.

The two organisers thanked everyone who attended the fun day.


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