The Copper Pottle micro pub in Beltinge has raised more than £12,500 since it opened four years ago for its local charity – Strode Park Foundation.

The micro pub, on Reculver Road, has been raising money for Strode Park for four years so far, with their latest efforts toting up to just over £550, where it held a barbecue to celebrate its fourth anniversary.

Owners Gavin Elgar and Gary Pottle chose to support Strode Park because of its locality and cause.

Gavin said: “We chose Strode Park for our charity because they are local to us and they need and deserve our support for the wonderful work they do.”

Karen Jeal, Strode Park’s Fundraising, Marketing and PR Manager, said: “This support means so much to us and it has cultivated a special relationship between us now. We class Gavin and Gary as our friends and we are very grateful for the support they have given us in such a short space of time. £12,500 is a phenomenal amount of money and is vital in helping us care for children and adults with life-limiting and complex disabilities.”

Other events the Copper Pottle have held to show their support include a pie night, quiz night, Christmas raffle, Easter raffle, barbecues, various food nights and of course Strode Park’s Stride and Ride which we enter a team.

Their next event will be on Sunday 25 August 12pm to 9pm which will be a Bank holiday barbecue. All food is free with donations to Strode Park Foundation welcome.