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Brewers Arms Donates Wishing Well Money to Oakhill

09 Sep 2015| By: Kelly Wood

The landlords of the Brewers Arms in Snaith have donated over £250 collected from the bottom of the wishing well in the pub to the Friends of Oakhill group.

Chris and Chrissie Smith presented the special cheque for £279.20 to the group on Friday August 28 after the change dropped into the well in the middle of the pub by customers was gathered.

The donation takes the total amount raised through the well to over £1000.

Glen Widdowson accepted the cheque on behalf of the Friends of Oakhill.

Speaking at the presentation, Glen said: “I would like to say many thanks to Chris and Chrissie and to all their customers for their generous contributions to this year’s Wishing Well Fund in aid of Oakhill.”

The group was formed in 2005 as a public interest group to provide access to Oakhill Nature and Wildlife Reserve.

They work in partnership with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Countryside Access Team to carry out important conservation work on the site.

The money from the well in the pub is collected at the end of each year by a cave diver in Goole, who uses a special rig to lower himself down. The new charity for next year’s fundraising is the Retired Greyhound Trust.

To find out more about the Brewers Arms visit their website here http://www.thebrewersarms.co.uk/

To find out more about the Friends of Oakhill visit their website here http://www.oakhillnature.org/

(Extract  taken from the Goole Times Thursday 3rd September)