Popular pub pledges its support

The Pear Tree Fund

The Queen’s Head at Bramfield has named the Pear Tree Fund as its charity of the year.

The popular pub has chosen to support the Pear Tree Fund, which was formerly known as Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund, because of the work it does for vulnerable local people. It already has a collection tin on its bar and is now organising a calendar of special events to raise further funds.

Kate Wood and Ted Edwards

“We’re delighted to be able to help the Pear Tree Fund in any way we can,” said Kate Wood, owner of The Queen’s Head. “Since buying The Queen’s Head in July last year, we’ve discovered what a fantastic place Halesworth and the surrounding area is, and are keen to assist this hard-working charity to benefit the local community. Pubs are an intrinsic part of our culture and community and have always been staunch supporters of fundraising for charities. This is something we’re keen to continue.”

The fundraising kicks off in April when a frangipane and pear tart, inspired by the charity’s name, will be added to the pudding menu, with all profits going to the Pear Tree Fund.

In addition, a charity fizz and fashion show will take place at the pub from 6pm on Friday 26 April, featuring runway shows from Donnatella’s of Oulton Broad and Gorleston. Cabello Salon of Halesworth will be styling the models’ hair for the evening, while local independent retailers will be holding stalls. A grand raffle will also take place, with prizes including dinner at The Queen’s Head, gifts from Donnatella’s, a magnum of red wine donated by Majestic Wines and award-winning Adnams gin.

Further events, including a book sale, family quiz and sales of special Queen’s Head homemade chutney, will take place throughout the rest of the year.

Ted Edwards, Pear Tree Fund trustee, said: “We are delighted that the Queen’s Head has chosen the Pear Tree Fund as its charity of the year. The staff have arranged a full programme of fundraising events for all the family throughout the year, and we’d encourage as many people as possible to go along and offer their support.”

Tickets for the fashion show are available from the pub and are priced at £7.50 per ticket, which includes a glass of prosecco on arrival and amuse bouche. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Pear Tree Fund. Any businesses who would like to donate prizes for the raffle can contact the pub on 01986 784214.

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