Motown magic helps Ark Cancer Centre Charity campaign

Graham and Sara Marchant, who run The Old Bell and Crown, at Hatherden, hosted another successful Motown evening in aid of our Charity.

Starring singer Roy Terrel, who journeyed down from Leicester especially for the fundraising gig, the Motown evening – organised by the pub team and several regulars – has become a popular feature, and this time it attracted more than 100 people.

Graham said: “We were able to put on a hog roast supper due to the generosity of some of our local suppliers – Randall Parker Foods gave us the pig, Hunt’s Foods the rolls, Kenyons donated the salad, Jamie and Lianne Harwood loaned us the pig roasters, and our great friend Mikael Moriniere cooked and served it with the help of his son and my wife Sara.

“Andover-based companies Simplyhealth and Stannah Microlifts Limited also supported the event with generous and much-appreciated donations.

“The support of everyone involved meant we were able to raise £1,400 on the night. We have then donated the proceeds through a match-funding scheme being run by Greenham Common Trust, which is supporting the charity, and with gift aid added as well, the final total came to £2,900, which is fantastic.”

“The team and regulars at the Old Bell and Crown at Hatherden have been great supporters of the charity, and this sort of backing is key to helping us to achieve the charity’s fundraising target, and to delivering a cancer centre that will make a big difference to people, including many in the Andover area.”