Manor House regulars help raise £1500 for Sue Ryder

Manor House regulars help raise £1500 for Sue Ryder

Landlords at the Manor House, Bradford, Yvonne Drake and Mike O’Neill, handed over a cheque for £1500 to the Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in support of the end of life care they provide.

The funds were raised over the festive season from the community pub’s Christmas Memory Tree, to which people tied Christmas messages for friends and family who had passed away, from customer donations for the pub’s nativity scene, a Christmas raffle and a collection tin on the bar. 

Said Mike: “This is the first major charity fundraiser we’ve done since taking on the Manor House and we’re delighted with the amount raised. We already knew of the great work being done by Sue Ryder in caring for the terminally ill and their families, but it was sadly brought home late last year when my own 22-year-old nephew was wonderfully cared for at Wheatfields and also again this January when one of our regulars was looked after at their sister hospice in Oxenhope. The Manor House is the beating heart of the community, which makes it the ideal place to help raise funds for the hospice and for us all to show our appreciation for the great work that they do.’’ 

“It was a real community effort. We would like to thank our regulars, many of whom have personal links with the hospice and everyone who got behind the fundraising effort including Direct Line in Leeds who raised £263 towards our total and all those local companies and friends who donated prizes and gave money’’

The pub, is continuing to support Sue Ryder on a weekly basis with takings from its pub lottery as well as raising funds for Marie Curie.

Paula Guanaria, Senior Community Fundraiser at the Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice said: “I cannot thank Mike, Yvonne and all of their customers at Manor House enough together with staff at Direct Line. Their donation is a very moving tribute to all their loved ones. This wonderful generosity and support helps us to continue caring for patients and families at a very vulnerable time of their lives.”