Racing to donate to centre appeal

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Racing to donate to centre appeal Racing to donate to centre appeal

A race night at a Devizes pub has added £310.50 to our Give Us A Chance appeal.

Regulars at the Black Horse in Bath Road bet on televised horse races to raise money for Devizes Opportunity Centre.

Landlady Fran Cooper said: “We like to do our bit to help charity. We had read the stories in the Gazette about the appeal and felt it was a very good local cause.”

Mrs Cooper, a former barmaid at The Bear Hotel, Devizes, and her former soldier husband Jez took over at the canalside pub six months ago.

It underwent a major re-build and refurbishment after its roof was totally destroyed in a fire in 2010.

Mrs Cooper said: “It is a really lovely pub in a fantastic position and we are just keeping our fingers crossed for a hot summer.”

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