Banburyshire village comes together to raise awareness of charity

Alison Hughes, left, enjoys going on the bouncy castle. She is pictured with Charlie's sister. NNL-150624-162644001
Alison Hughes, left, enjoys going on the bouncy castle. She is pictured with Charlie's sister. NNL-150624-162644001

A village pub has raised £600 for charity after putting on an afternoon of fun and activities on Saturday.

The Roebuck Inn in Drayton offered to help John and Fiona Sinclair, after their son Charlie died aged just 14 months of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

The Roebuck Inn in Drayton put on lots of children's game in their charity afternoon on Saturday in aid of the Lullaby's Trust. NNL-150624-162553001

The Roebuck Inn in Drayton put on lots of children's game in their charity afternoon on Saturday in aid of the Lullaby's Trust. NNL-150624-162553001

Ali and John Hughes, who are related to the Sinclair family and live in Banbury, approached the pub to ask if they could hold a raffle but were touched when they said they could hold an afternoon in aid of the Lullaby’s Trust, which was formerly the Foundation of the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID).

Mrs Sinclair came to the pub on the day, and there was a bouncy castle, children’s games and the raffle with great prizes such as a tour of Hook Norton Brewery and caricature pictures of famous celebrities.

Carol Milligan works at the Roebuck Inn and said the afternoon was a great event.

She said: “It was marvellous. Everyone was really supportive and even if they couldn’t make it on Saturday they were buying tickets for the raffle and people were even going round the village to get more people to buy them.

There was lots of prizes to be won in the raffle. NNL-150624-162625001

There was lots of prizes to be won in the raffle. NNL-150624-162625001

“This is the first time we’ve done something like this but we would do certainly do it again. We made it a fun day all about the children and we’d like to thank everybody who turned up.”

The Roebuck Inn in Drayton put on lots of children's game in their charity afternoon on Saturday in aid of the Lullaby's Trust. NNL-150624-162607001

The Roebuck Inn in Drayton put on lots of children's game in their charity afternoon on Saturday in aid of the Lullaby's Trust. NNL-150624-162607001