Nag’s Head raises funds for Maggie’s

Patrons of the Nag's Head in Woodborough have raised thousands of pounds for Maggie's

This year the Nag’s Head pub in Woodborough has been raising money for the cancer caring charity Maggie’s, which is soon to build a new centre at Nottingham City Hospital.

Money has been raised from weekly Tuesday night quizzes, along with games of Play Your Cards Right and a meat raffle. The presentation of a cheque for the final amount will be made on Tuesday 19 October during the regular Tuesday activities, which begin at 9pm.

The donation will be made by Ray Trew, the owner of Notts County FC, accompanied by John Thompson, captain of Notts County, to Sarah Macey, the local community fundraiser for Maggie’s. The final amount is not yet known, but will exceed £7,500.

As well as the quiz nights, various money-making events have taken place in the last 12 months. Two seasonal prize draws have yielded over £500, two local men did sponsored slims to give nearly £300, a car treasure hunt raised £350, Woodborough United Football Club did a pub crawl (with collecting buckets) to amass nearly £400, and pub patrons have made spontaneous donations of nearly £500.

Some of the more able sportsmen have completed two arduous sponsored endeavours. The first was the Three Peaks Challenge (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden in 24 hours), completed with just nine minutes to spare. The second was a coast-to-coast bike ride across northern England, which took a dramatic turn when one rider came to grief rather seriously and was hospitalised. He is now recovering well.

These two events raised in excess of £2000. The organisers would like to express their thanks to those taking part in these and the other fundraising activities for their generous support.

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