A BROKEN surfboard sold for £1,320 on eBay for a five-month old boy with cystic fibrosis has inspired a South Warwickshire landlady to host a fundraising night for her grandson.
Noah Weekes is from North Devon but his grandmother, Angela Heron, is the landlady at The Boars Head in Hampton Lucy.
After well-known North Devon surfer, Paul Barrington, known locally as Barracat, decided to auction off a Quiver surfboard which had snapped in half to raise money, she decided to help out too.
The Boar’s Head are now hosting a charity raffle night on Saturday 22nd February and just like the surfboard auction, it has taken off.
This broken surfboard fetched £1,320 on eBay this week.
Noah’s aunt Clare Bardell also works at the pub. She said: “Lots of local business have been very generous and we’ve got a whole range of prizes.”
Dozens of prizes are up for grabs, including five tickets to see Wendy & Peter Pan at the RSC, a caravan break in North Devon, a clay pigeon shoot, and a full day of paintballing for five.
There will also be a Michael Buble tribute from Warwickshire swing-singer William May.
After 131 people bid for Barracat’s broken board before the auction’s finish on Monday, Angela is hoping for just as much support at the pub this Saturday.
Mr Barrington is donating the money to the North Devon Cystic Fibrosis fund, and The Boar’s Head will give what they raise to national charity, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Saturday’s event starts at 7pm.
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