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Sandy pubs share Fred Simms Cup for work in the community

Sir William Peel landlord Philip Fox is presented with the Fred Simms Cup PNL-140730-103340001

Sir William Peel landlord Philip Fox is presented with the Fred Simms Cup PNL-140730-103340001

Two Sandy pubs will share an award for their outstanding work in the community.

The Bell and The Sir William Peel will share the Fred Simms Cup which is presented each year to a group or individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Philip Fox, the landlord of the Sir William Peel, said: “We are delighted. For a small pub like this the locals are not afraid to put their hands in their pockets.

“We do a lot of work for charity and have raised over £12,000 in the last three years.”

Over £10,000 was raised for CLIC Sargent, a leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families.

They have fund-raised in various ways by holding cider and beer festivals and having musical acts perform.

John Welbourn, a former Sandy councillor, and now landlord of The Bell, said: “This award is not just for the pub.

“The people that matter are those who donate time and time again.”

He added: “A lot of customers and staff have put in a lot of effort to make other people’s lives better.”

The cup was donated to the east Beds community by Fred Simms, who was the Chronicle’s editor for over 30 years until his retirement in 1980.

 

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