A PUB in Andover has raised more than £1,000 through auctions and raffles in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust and Young Lives v Cancer.

On Sunday, July 30 the Foresters Arms raised an outstanding £1,447 in just over two hours.

The pub was approached by regular customer, Diane White, who wanted help to host the event as her daughter is currently being treated for Hodgkins Lymphoma at Southampton hospital. 

She realised that the two charities were not government funded and wanted to try and raise additional funds for the charity. 

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With help from her two friends Jackie and Susan French, she rallied prizes and donations from many local shops and businesses and on Sunday we hosted the event.

Jake Ward opened the event and hosted the auction free of charge.

A spokesperson for the club said: "To raise that amount of money in such a short time and in the current climate is amazing and both Diane and myself cannot thank  the support we received enough for such an amazing cause."

Pub staff have told the Advertiser they would like to thank all the businesses that donated so kindly and to everyone for their support.