Pub staff to get muddy for charity

The staff team from The Bamburgh prepare to take on the Tough Mudder challenge for Macmillan.

The staff team from The Bamburgh prepare to take on the Tough Mudder challenge for Macmillan.

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A South Tyneside pub is hoping customers get behind staff as they bid to raise cash for charity.

The Bamburgh in South Shields has been set a target of raising £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer during this year.

We will be having an outdoor barbecue and outdoor bottle bar

Steph Hedley

Staff at The Bamburgh Avenue pub have already organised a range of events in a bid to meet their target.

Steph Hedley, assistant manager at the pub, said they are hoping to reach their target – and maybe event exceed it.

The pub is part of the Greene King chain and each of their premises are challenged to raise a target amount of money, depending on its size.

Steph said the first of their many events will be a Bake Off competition, where people can show their baking skills in a head-to-head contest.

Residents are invited to take their signature cakes along, at 2pm on May 1, and a team of taste testers will judge the winners. The cost to enter is £2 and forms can be picked up from the pub.

The pub will be holding a race night on May 12, starting at 8pm, to raise cash for the fund.

And, on Saturday, May 27, the pub will be holding a big family fun day with a range of activites and entertainment for everyone.

Steph said: “We will even be having a wet sponge the staff event.

“We will also be having an outdoor barbecue and an outdoor bottle bar – depending on the weather of course.”

Later in the summer, Steph and seven other members of staff will be taking on a Tough Mudder challenge, a five-mile mud obstacle course, to boost the target amount.

To sponsor the team, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teambamburgh.