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Thousands raised for Motor Neurone Disease Association thanks to Kesgrave pub's Father's Day fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 19:52 18 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:13 19 June 2017

Father's Day motor neurone disease fundraiser at The Bell Kesgrave. Organiser, Dawn Warnes with Debbie McCallum, landlady. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Father's Day motor neurone disease fundraiser at The Bell Kesgrave. Organiser, Dawn Warnes with Debbie McCallum, landlady. Picture: NIGE BROWN

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Dozens of people came together at a Kesgrave pub to collect thousands of pounds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Counterfeit play The Bell pub's motor neurone Father's Day fundraiser. Picture: NIGE BROWNCounterfeit play The Bell pub's motor neurone Father's Day fundraiser. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Live music from Suffolk band The Counterfeit filled the air as the Bell Inn’s Father’s Day-theme event got under way.

More than £2,000 is expected to have been raised, inspired by local man Tom Davey, who has motor neurone disease.

A number of raffle prizes were won and items auctioned off. Landlady Debbie McCallum cooled off from the blazing sunshine in the stocks – youngsters pelted soaking sponges at their parents.

She said: “It is great to do this for somebody like Tom. He has been amazing through this whole thing and so inspirational. We’d like to thank everybody for coming and for their consistent support, without them we would not have been able to raise so much money. It’s been a great day and we’re doing it for Tom.”

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