Pub-goers and bar staff at Grantham’s The Goose dig deep in support of Drummer Lee Rigby’s regiment

Emma Savage, assistant manager at The Goose in Grantham, and team member April Angeloni with one of the buckets on the bar to raise money for the Regiment Of Fusiliers Aid Society.

Emma Savage, assistant manager at The Goose in Grantham, and team member April Angeloni with one of the buckets on the bar to raise money for the Regiment Of Fusiliers Aid Society.

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Punters at a Grantham pub delved deep into their pockets over the weekend when they learned that the pub’s staff were raising money in memory of Drummer Lee Rigby.

The brutal killing of the Britsh soldier in Woolwich last week caused shockwaves across the country, leading to people living far and wide to pay their respects.

The Goose chose to do this by raising money for the Royal Regiment Of Fusiliers Aid Society, as Drummer Rigby served with 2nd Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

A collection raised £500, and pub manager Garry Chettle would like to thank customers for their generosity, and also members of staff who donated their tips.

He added: “I was sat in another pub looking at what had happened on the news and I thought we had a big weekend coming up (a Bank Holiday) and there would be lots of people wanting to donate.

“So we decided to put a bit on Facebook about it and put buckets behind the bar.

“I think to raise £500 is awesome, it’s great.”

Garry saw customers buying a couple of pints out of a £10 note and dropping their change in, evidence that the murder of Drummer Rigby is a tragedy which has touched many people.

Donation buckets are no longer on the bar at The Goose, but there is still a way to donate money if you wish to do so.

Simply go online and head to www.justgiving.com/GooseForTheFusiliers to make a donation.