North Lopham pub the King’s Head has handed over more than £2,000 after a charity event
An auction at a pub raised more than £2,000 after being strongly supported by bids and donations from the local community.
The King’s Head in North Lopham hosted the event which included items such as a pamper hamper, football tickets for any Ipswich or Norwich game and a tour of Woodford Brewery, in December.
Money raised on the night was split between East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and the East Anglian Air Ambulance, with both charities receiving just over £1,000.
Louise Griffiths, who runs the pub with her husband, Martin, said interest in the returning event had been particularly pleasing.
“The auction has always been a success, and we were delighted with the response this year,” she said.
“We are committed to supporting local charities. This year, we will help charities each month with money raised from a football card fundraiser, which costs £1 per square.
“We give £20 to the winner and £20 to the charity. This will help 12 charities throughout the year, while our fete will return in September, too.”