The Coach and Horses pub in Tadcaster has raised £965 for a local man who has just undergone life-changing heart surgery.
The pub hosted a fundraising day, which saw many getting their bodies waxed, all in aid of local Kieran Smith. The money raised went towards Kieran’s family whilst he was unable to work.
Local businesses also got involved, providing prizes for a raffle that took place on the day. Amongst other things, there was a cake stall and a clothes sale, the pub said.
“It was a great day all round, all in aid of helping a local man with his heart surgery. The money was to help his family whilst he was unable to work. It was fantastic to be a part of, and those who were waxed did the family proud.
“We did a cake stall and had a secondhand clothes stall on the day as well. We would also like to thank local business for the prizes!”
We spoke to Kieran’s mum following the operation, who told us he is now on the mend following his stay in hospital.
“He is still in a lot of pain, but is now going to cardio physio twice a week. I believe it is working, however, he is shattered afterwards! He has a little dog who he is gradually increasing the length of walks with. But of course, Kieran is having good and bad days, and often cannot sleep much at all because of the pain.”
It is not the first time the pub has tried to give something back to the community – they brought a number of elderly people together earlier this year and offered them Sunday lunch.
The pub has also received a certificate of excellence following its outstanding customer service, a feat they are appreciative of given their tireless work around the clock.
Following their generous gestures towards the local community, the Coach and Horses told us how important community work is, especially in a small town like Tadcaster.
“We as a team are proud of how Tadcaster always pulls together to help each other, and everyone at the coach is glad we can be part of that. Being community friendly is hugely important, we love being a part of this town and love providing a great service to the people of Tadcaster and people who visit. We will carry on doing what we can to help people who need help if we can.
“Helping the elderly is something we do yearly, they all seem to really enjoy it and we enjoy having them!”
From everyone at the Tadcaster Echo, we would like to firstly wish Kieran a speedy recovery, and congratulate the Coach and Horses staff for a superb fundraising effort.