The Greyhound in Blandford organises fundraising activities to buy toys and entertainment equipment for children

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The Greyhound in Blandford has raised over £7,000 to buy toys and other entertainment equipment for local children cancer wards. Jan and Gary Boyd who are Hall & Woodhouse’s Business Partners at this public house have organised a variety of events to raise this money.

The Greyhound in Blandford has raised over £7,000 to buy toys and other entertainment equipment for local children cancer wards. Jan and Gary Boyd who are Hall & Woodhouse’s Business Partners at this public house have organised a variety of events to raise this money.
 
The local customers at the Greyhound have been very passionate and supportive of this fundraising activity targeted at helping children with cancer. The customers have donated their personal time volunteering their services at each event when an extra pair of hands were needed.
 
Events that the Greyhound have hosted include a Teddy Bear Ball at the pub, many Live Band evenings, a Georgian themed fayre, and a Teddy Rocks festival which was held in the Corn Exchange, at this event t-shirts were sold that the Greyhound produced and funded.  
 
To ensure they could host all the events professionally Jan and Gary purchased their own PA system to help with any events that required a sound system.
 
“We will be visiting some of the cancer hospitals taking them TV’s, games consoles and teddy bears, we will be doing this to ensure the money we have raised goes directly to the patients rather than being lost in the hospital admin system.” Jan Boyd explains.
 
Hospitals that will receive support include Piam Brown Ward Regional Children’s Cancer Ward at Southampton Hospital and the Kingfisher Ward in Dorchester Hospital.
 
“We are very proud of the work that Jan and Gary have undertaken alongside their local customers, to raise this amount of money for such a worthy cause. We’re sure the children will enjoy playing with the toys and being entertained by the equipment that is purchased for them.” Mark Woodhouse, Hall & Woodhouse Chairman comments.