Gloucestershire man to raise more money for much-loved charity with fourth pub event in a row

The Jukebox with Tony Hodder held at The Beehive. Tony Winstone has managed to raise over £16,000 for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice for the three years holding the event in a row
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A Gloucestershire man who has raised around £16,500 across three events at a pub in Cheltenham, is set to do so again for a fourth year in a row.

Tony Winstone, aged 46 from the town hosts a popular food and fun afternoon at The Beehive pub in the Montpellier area of Cheltenham, raising funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court.

Holding the event in memory of his mum who was cared for at the hospice in her final days, doing it for a fourth time is something Tony loves to do yearly for the community.

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Last year the event raised an incredible £9,300 with over 280 people attending the pub which saw food and live music from Tony Hodder with his live Jukebox, as well as duo of Steve Franks and Mrs Peel who played various crowd-pleasing singalongs, and Clix (Clifford and Alix) who got the afternoon going.

Taking place this time over two days, Tony says the event on Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7 will see live music again, an Indian inspired BBQ, a raffle and auction including the prize of tickets for a Six Nations 2025 match.

"I always wish to keep supporting Sue Ryder as a charity because they have to raise an enormous amount every year to keep going, Tony said. All of the staff are incredibly caring and I've always realised it is a very difficult job but they do their jobs with great humility."

The community feel of the event is what Tony enjoys most and speaking of last year's event, Tamsin Grainger, Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, said: “We are immensely grateful to Tony for once again hosting his wonderful event at The Beehive. The incredible amount raised this year could fund more than 370 hours of expert care, so our Sue Ryder doctors and nurses can manage patients’ pain and symptoms and make more space for a family’s final days to be filled with love. Thank you for helping our hospice to be there when it matters.”