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Breaking records... and bones for Manorlands
3:38pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
Oakworth pub landlady Denise Holmes showed true Yorkshire grit by completing a sponsored walk for Manorlands... despite having broken her pelvis!
The campaign kitty was boosted by £750 after Denise successfully completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks walk.
“I’d fallen while doing a training walk a few weeks earlier, and although it was painful, I had no idea I’d broken anything,” she said.
“I still managed to complete the walk – on sticks – in about ten hours.
“It wasn’t until I went to the doctors later that the break was discovered.”
Denise’s pub, the Golden Fleece, also raised a record amount with its sixth annual fun day, which took the overall total to £2,095.
“Other pubs were having events the same day so we were a bit concerned that might affect ours – but it turned out to be our best yet,” said Denise, who runs the pub with husband, Tony.
“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who gave their support and provided sponsorship. It was a fantastic day.”
A cheque was presented to the hospice.
The fun day – on the August bank holiday weekend – included entertainment from five-piece band Alley Gator and, in the evening, singer Tall Paul Dillon and topless waiters The Full Bronte.
Other attractions included an auction, tombola, raffle, children’s baking competition, a barbecue and quiz.
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