Polegate pub raises £100k for charity

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A Harvester Salad & Grill in Polegate has helped to raise more than £100,000 to support children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

The funds raised will be donated to Harvester’s official charity, Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK, which the restaurant chain has supported over the past seven years.

The Horse & Groom Harvester has helped raised the £105,000 donation principally through the special Make-A-Wish Sundae, which featured on the menu during 2012 and saw a donation from every sundae sold going towards the charity.

Karen Baskett, Retail Director for Harvester said: “Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK makes a positive difference to children and young people across the country.

We are delighted to help to support the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that these children deserve.

We owe a big thanks to all our customers who purchased a Harvester sundae and helped to contributed to the fundraising total.”

Staff members from Harvester’s across the country carried out their own fundraising activities to contribute to the grand total.

The amount raised will enable Make A Wish to grant more than 26 wishes.

Amanda Williams, Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK’s Director of Fundraising, added: “We are thrilled to continue our strong relationship with Harvester for the seventh year running and want to say a big thank you for their donation.”

For further information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation you can visit the charity’s website at www.make-a-wish.org.uk