Having a high old time at fun day at The Everest

The event at The Everest pub also turned into a golden wedding anniversary celebration for two regulars.
The event at The Everest pub also turned into a golden wedding anniversary celebration for two regulars.
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Pub regulars in Sheffield raised their glasses - and hundreds of pounds - for injured servicemen’s charity Help for Heroes at a fun day in the sunshine supported by generous local businesses.

Live bands, a bucking bronco, a bouncy castle for children and vintage police cars all helped the fun day at The Everest Inn in Handsworth to go with a swing.

Organiser Gary Wilson, one of the regulars at The Everest on Ballifield Drive, said: “We’re still in the process of adding it all up and I think it’s about £420.

“But we’ve got lots more still to come in, so we’re expecting to make six or seven hundred pounds.”

Donations from local business people included a free makeover and a tasty treat of £30 worth of fish and chips, and were auctioned off to the highest bidder on the day.

Live music and an outdoor disco kept visitors entertained, and in total around 100 people turned up to enjoy the event.

Help for Heroes is a charity close to 43-year-old Gary’s heart, as an ex-serviceman.

“My brother is in Afghanistan and Ben Hughes, the landlord, has got friends out there serving in Afghanistan as well.

“I think you give a little bit extra than you would normally when it’s a charity that’s close and personal to you like this one is.”

With plans already under way for their next charity event, Gary said the local community had been fantastic, and made the day the best it could be.

“I’d like to say a really big thank you to everybody who came down to the pub and gave us their support,” he said.

“We got great support from the local community and from local businesses who donated prizes, so thank you to all of them.”

Landlord Ben, 25, said: “The day was brilliant.

“The bands were spectacular and the whole thing was a great success all round.

“We plan to do more in the future.”