Grantham bar staff and regulars raise £5,481 from pool marathon for St Barnabas Hospice

Hunters Bar staff and regulars raised �5,481 for St Barnabas Hospice from a 24 hour pool marathon.

Hunters Bar staff and regulars raised �5,481 for St Barnabas Hospice from a 24 hour pool marathon.

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A 24 hour pool marathon has raised £5,481 for St Barnabas Hospice in Grantham.

The money was raised in memory of Malcolm Hensby who owned the Hunters Bar in Union Street and was cared for by the hospice before he died of cancer last year.

A cheque was presented to St Barnabas Community Fund-raiser Janie McCormack at the bar.

More funds will be raised for the cause by Malcolm’s daughter Kathleen Shields and her friend Tracie Morton who now runs the bar. They will do a sponsored skydive on September 10 in north Lincolnshire.

Kathleen said: “Janie was delighted with the amount raised and explained that it was rare for a community-based event to raise such a large amount of money. The pool event took place in November and was organised by Jason Wilson-Law supported by regulars of Hunters pool hall which my dad used to own and run.

“A dedicated group gave up their time on the day and the Hensby family are hugely appreciative of their efforts.”

Kathleen added: “Myself and Tracie will be jumping out of a plane at a North Lincolnshire airfield on September 10 to raise funds to further support this worthy cause.”

To sponsor Kathleen and Tracie go to www.doitforcharity.com/KShields