Pub raises £25,000 for MS Society

Local Worthing pub, the North Star, has helped to raise a staggering £25,000 for national charity, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, after staff members trekked 100km across the Himalayas.

The gruelling hike across the Indian Himalayas took two weeks to complete and three members from the North Star pub manager Lisa Field, and assistant managers Anna Vye and Lindsay Ross took part in the challenge, along with team members from The Woodman in Ashtead, the Ashley Park in Walton-on-Thames and retail business manager for Ember Pub and Dining, Andrew Poynter.

The fundraising total was also bolstered by a series of events, including quizzes, raffles and even the odd marathon by nine other pubs across the region to help reach a grand total of £25,000.

The trek is the third year the Ember Pub and Dining team have completed such an extreme fundraising challenge, having raised a total of £75,000 to date for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Lisa Field, manager at the North Star said: “I’m over the moon we have raised so much money for a charity which is very close to our hearts here at the North Star. The team has worked incredibly hard; I’m so proud of them and would like to thank them for their dedication.

“I’d also like to thank our guests who have continued to support us and always given generously at all of our fundraising events. Without them we would not have been able to raise such a significant amount of money.”

The Multiple Sclerosis Society provides funding for research into Multiple Sclerosis, financial aid and training on MS. In addition, the charity also offers a free helpline service designed to help both those affected by MS and their carers.