Cuss-mas cheer for ill children

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good things don’t usually come from swearing.

But regulars at a Doncaster town centre pub managed to turn their shameful cusses into festive gifts for children at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

Drinkers at The Staff of Life in the Waterdale complex were told to cough up every time they swore - and then the money was used to buy gifts.

Bags of seasonal gifts and surprises were handed over to nurses Elaine Yeates and Lindsay Arthur as part of the Prince Gate pub’s Christmas celebrations.

Their swear box raised an impressive £200 for the cause.

Licensee Michelle Hobson thanked all her regulars for making the donation possible.

DRI play leader Lindsey Arthur said: “It was absolutely fantastic. It makes such a difference to the children who are on the wards or in A&E for Christmas.

“We put the presents at the bottom of their beds so it was as close as possible to being at home.”