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Queen’s Head, in The Street, Bramfield, near Halesworth, smashes £10,000 fund-raising target for Pear Tree Fund





Staff at an East Suffolk village pub are celebrating after smashing their fund-raising goal for a charity.

The Queen’s Head, in The Street, Bramfield, near Halesworth, has raised more than £10,000 for the Pear Tree Fund, which supports people with life-changing illnesses in the area.

In 2019, it became the pub’s charity of the year, and since then, staff and customers have held fund-raising activities, including bingo evenings, race nights, food tasting, raffles and a fashion show.

Staff at the Queen's Head, in The Street, Bramfield, near Halesworth, are celebrating after raising more than £10,000 for a local charity. Picture: submitted
Staff at the Queen's Head, in The Street, Bramfield, near Halesworth, are celebrating after raising more than £10,000 for a local charity. Picture: submitted

A member of staff also ran a virtual London Marathon during the pandemic.

Most recently, the pub converted its restaurant into a full-sized pop-up charity book shop, which has helped the pub smash through its £10,000 goal.

Kate Wood, owner of the Queen’s Head, said: “We’re delighted that we have been able to continue supporting the Pear Tree Fund and raise more than £10,000 for them.

“The charity does the most amazing work for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families and carers, as well as supporting the recently bereaved, people with mental health needs and much more.

“They’re an integral part of our community and the work they do is breath-taking.

“It was such a difficult time for charities during the pandemic, followed by the cost-of-living crisis, so passing the £10,000 mark is a real achievement.

“We’re eternally grateful to our wonderful customers who continue to support our work. Their generosity has been amazing.”