Tree-mendous support for charity event

Proud support: Sharon Young at The Malthouse

Proud support: Sharon Young at The Malthouse

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Caring customers at a Chorley pub have given their tree-mendous support to a children’s charity this Christmas.

The kind-hearted drinkers and diners - and staff - at The Malthouse have put their hands in their pockets to help make this time of year a much happier one for sick youngsters.

For a special tree has been put up at the Malthouse Farm, Whittle-le-Woods, in support of Care for Kids - CHORF.

The charity supports children in the region in researching a life-threatening condition known as osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer.

Children’s names and ages were placed on a tag on the tree, with customers taking a tag and bringing a wrapped gift back with the child’s name and on it and placing it under the tree. The tree was put up just last Friday with 50 tags. But by 8pm on Sunday, only three remained and a further 20 names have now been added.

Sharon Young, general manager at the Malthouse Farm, said: “Our customers and my staff have been brilliant. I am so proud of them all and happy to be involved.

“We have been supporting Care for Kid’s - CHORF for some time now, and know how much our efforts mean to this charity, There are so many children who need support especially at Christmas, and for those who may not get a gift is heartbreaking,

Joe Curran fund-raising co-ordinator for Care for Kids, said: “As I understand it, this was a tradition at the Malthouse and the kind folk of the area and beyond asked for it to be reintroduced. We are thankful that they have and our thanks goes out to all involved especially Sharon.” “her customers who have been amazing.”