Landlords have best year of fundraising yet

The landlords of the Hare and Hounds have raised thousands for charity through events including a classic bike day.
The landlords of the Hare and Hounds have raised thousands for charity through events including a classic bike day.

The landlords of a village pub who have been raising money for different charities for 
the past 15 years have had their best year of fundraising yet.

Jamie Murray and Carol 
Wixey have run The Hare and Hounds in Wardington for more than two decades and each year their customers choose the name of the charity they are to raise money for at the pub’s first quiz night of the year.

Last year the pub raised around £11,400 for Katharine House Hospice through several events including quiz nights, a charity cycle ride and a beer festival.

Mr Murray said: “There is quite a long list of different events over the course of the 12 months. All the money comes from local people.

“We have a charity quiz once a month and at the first one of the year each person who turns up gets to vote for their favourite charity.

“The generosity of people is incredible – it never ceases to amaze me.” This year’s chosen charity is the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

Mr Murray added: “In 2013, we raised around £9,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Each year, the amount we raise seems to be getting better and better.”

Previous charities have included the Banbury-based Breathe Easy and Macmillan Cancer Support.