A PROPER pub crawl...

Issue 470

MOST pub crawls don’t start with the participants on their knees.
But fundraisers from Mirfield have come up with a novel way to travel between six hostelries in the town and have lined up a literal ‘pub crawl’ this Sunday afternoon.
Ashley Spencer, 28, and five of his friends are hoping to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation with their twoandahalf mile challenge, collecting cash from passersby and pub drinkers.
Supporters including Ashley’s wife Stacey will be urging them on and holding bucket collections enroute.
The hardy crawlers will be using heavily cushioned carpenters’ knee pads and gloves to protect their hands and knees and Ashley, an events coordinator, said: “I tried this once before about 10 years ago – we didn’t pad up properly, so it really hurt!
“This time we’re prepared and we’d like to see as many people as possible coming out and supporting us and donating.”
In July Ashley is hoping to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, and in the process raise thousands of pounds for the Make A Wish Foundation, which grants wishes for children with lifethreatening illnesses.
The ‘pub crawl’ will hopefully raise around £2,000 for the charity as part of a series of fundraising events in the buildup to the climb.
Starting at 1pm on Sunday the team will leave the Thirsty Man pub on Old Bank Road and visit Old Bank WMC, the Old Colonial, the Yorkshire Puddin’, the Shoulder of Mutton and the Savile Arms before making their way back to the Thirsty Man for around 3pm.
There will then be a fun day at the pub, with a bouncy castle, raffle and other events.
Ashley (pictured practicing) of Shillbank Lane, would like to thank Steven and Rachel Woodhead at the Thirsty Man pub for their support.

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