A CHESTER pub is raising funds to help injured soldiers by the sale of a Heroes beer.
Owners of the Pied Bull Freehouse on Northgate Street, Carl Scourfield and John Wright have started selling the Heroes beer which raises funds for Selly Oak Military Hospital in Birmingham. Fifty pence from every beer sold will go to the hospital which treats and rehabilitates injured soldiers.
Margaret McKeegan, from Newtown helped celebrate the launch of the beer. Her grandson was killed in Iraq in 2007 and since then she has been tirelessly raising money for the hospital.
Carl said: “The beer has gone down really well, and next week it will become our house ale. The beer is a Facer’s beer which is brewed in Flintshire. We will now be adopting Selly Oak hospital as our chosen charity from April.”
Margaret said: “Carl and John have been so good and are really trying to raise as much money as they can.We hear about those killed in the wars but never about the injured.”
Carl and John are also organising a charity football tournament for the hospital on July 3 . It will have 16 under 18 teams and 16 adult teams . Anybody interested in entering a team should contact the pub on 01244325829.