Pub's £1,000 to fight juvenile diabetes

September 17 2018
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The Inn on the Green is celebrating raising £1,000 for the juvenile diabetes department at Bristol children’s hospital.

Fundraising took place at the pub’s annual beer festival on May Day Bank Holiday weekend and will be donated to Above & Beyond, the official charity for Bristol city centre hospitals.

Pub regular Ralph Stringer nominated the juvenile diabetes department to benefit from the festival following their fantastic care of his son Daniel. Ralph said: “Over the past five years since diagnosis the diabetes nursing department has provided Daniel with so much diabetes related equipment - whatever we have needed has been readily available. Aside from that there is the ongoing research performed within the department. As a result it was felt that the department deserved some financial support.

“We enjoyed getting together, enjoying the festival and good weather (for a change!) while generating funds to support the nursing department who care for Daniel and the many other young diabetics.”

The team, including Ralph and long-time Inn on the Green fundraisers Martin and Denise Walters, Geoff Clarke, Craig Williams and Simon Wilkinson ran a nerf gun range and a raffle with a television as the top prize.

Owen Tunstall, Inn on the Green landlord, said: “I’m so grateful to have such lovely people here to step up, donate their own time and do things like this. It’s an honour and a privilege to provide a platform for it all to happen on!”

Catherine Harris, corporate partnerships fundraising officer for Above & Beyond, said: “It’s fantastic that the Inn on the Green decided to use their beer festival to fundraise for Above & Beyond. “Juvenile diabetes is obviously a cause close to Ralph and the team and the money they have raised will make a huge difference to care at Bristol’s city centre hospitals.”

Anyone interested in fundraising with their colleagues can contact Catherine on

Catherine.harris@aboveandbeyond.org.uk.