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Bushel regular Lee completes 4000 sit-ups as Newmarket pub backs school’s pool fund




Regulars at The Bushel pub, in Newmarket, have raised nearly £600 for a school which caters for youngsters who have severe and complex learning needs.

The money was raised through a Christmas raffle and by regular Lee Kingstree who completed 4,000 sit-ups with a 25kg weight on his back in one hour 45 in the gym at Newmarket Leisure Centre.

The cheque, for £592.08, was presented by landlord Darren Belton to Jan Hatchell, from the Riverwalk School in Bury St Edmunds, who visited the pub with pupil 10-year-old Nikita Blenman.

Darren Belton, Nikita Blenman, 10, Jan Hatchhell, Lee Kingstree, Frazer Leedale. Sally Ann Leedale and Kyle Belton
Darren Belton, Nikita Blenman, 10, Jan Hatchhell, Lee Kingstree, Frazer Leedale. Sally Ann Leedale and Kyle Belton

The money will go towards the school’s £1 million appeal for a new accessible swimming pool for children and adults with physical or learning difficulties.

The Bushel will be continuing with its fund-raising efforts for the school with a quiz which will be held on Saturday March 7.

Lee is planning a further fundraising effort for the Bury St Edmunds school later this year.