Racing to donate to centre appeal
Updated 2:57pm Friday 16th May 2014 in News
A race night at a Devizes pub has added £310.50 to our Give Us A Chance appeal.
Regulars at the Black Horse in Bath Road bet on televised horse races to raise money for Devizes Opportunity Centre.
Landlady Fran Cooper said: “We like to do our bit to help charity. We had read the stories in the Gazette about the appeal and felt it was a very good local cause.”
Mrs Cooper, a former barmaid at The Bear Hotel, Devizes, and her former soldier husband Jez took over at the canalside pub six months ago.
It underwent a major re-build and refurbishment after its roof was totally destroyed in a fire in 2010.
Mrs Cooper said: “It is a really lovely pub in a fantastic position and we are just keeping our fingers crossed for a hot summer.”