Wymondham pub team complete gardening work at Star Throwers charity

Fundraisers and volunteers from a Norfolk pub did the dirty work to help a charity that provides vital support for people affected by cancer.

Justin Harvey and David Bear, publicans at the Green Dragon in Wymondham, were joined by their pub customers and friends to form an 18-strong team which helped to cut back the overgrown garden at the Star Throwers charity in Melton Road, Wymondham before planting shrubs and flowers, including honeysuckle, conifers and fruit trees.

The landlords have been raising money for Star Throwers as their chosen charity and held a charity day in July which raised �2,100, which was split with �1,300 going to Star Throwers and the other �800 being donated to Spooner Row Primary School for the school's Streetchild appeal to help children in Sierra Leone.

Wymondham mayor Neil Ward was present for the charity day when he went in the stocks, while there was a raffle and fundraisers had hair removed to raise money.

'We wanted to help Star Throwers because it is a very good local charity and everybody in Wymondham has been affected by cancer in some way at one time or another and they do a lot of good work for people who have been affected by the disease,' Mr Harvey said.

He added: 'If the residents can feel more comfortable in the surroudings that they are in, then it is good and hopefully they will now be able to hold more events in the garden.'

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