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Green Street Green pub staff help raise £25,000

PUBLISHED: 11:57 24 December 2010

Lisa Field (third from left - with pink tie) with Andrew Poynter and members of the China trek team hand over a bumper cheque at the Queens Head, in Green Street Green.

Lisa Field (third from left - with pink tie) with Andrew Poynter and members of the China trek team hand over a bumper cheque at the Queens Head, in Green Street Green.

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A charity got an early Christmas present when kind-hearted pub staff handed over a cheque for more than £25,000

Manager Lisa Field, 32, from the Queens Head in Green Street Green, was on hand to present the £26,210 to the Multiple Sclerosis society at the pub last week following a gruelling 100-mile trek along the Great Wall of China.

She had been joined by her fellow managers from the Embers Inns pub chain for the trek in October. They decided on the charity because their area manager and fellow hiker, Andrew Poynter, suffers from the debilitating illness himself.

Ms Field said: “I thought being on my feet all day I was pretty fit but on the uneven steps at high altitude was a real challenge. After the first two days though we got used to it.”

Ms Field said that it was the generosity of her Green Street Green locals that helped to raise more than their ambitious target after her staff put together hampers and sweets for sale which were a hit with their locals.

Mr Poynter, who helped present the cheque with his children Alex and Jess, said: “I’m over the moon that we raised so much money for a charity which is very dear to us. The team has worked incredibly hard.”

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