Family fun day to raise funds for North Shields youngster

A family fun day is being held to raise money for a disabled youngster.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 2:59 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd August 2019, 9:51 am
The Border Terrier pub is holding a family fun day for Our Milo.

The Border Terrier, owned by pub company Admiral Taverns, is holding its first Family Fun Day on Monday, August 26.

The event – which will take place at the North Shields pub from noon to 6pm – will raise money for the Our Milo charity.

There will be a barbecue, a bouncy castle, a magic show, face painting for the kids and more.

The charity was started when Milo, the son of a local resident, was born in 2012 with the rare condition M3HBA which has left him blind, unable to sit, speak or control his muscles as well as suffering from respiratory issues. Experienced licensee David Johnson, who runs the pub with his wife Christine, took over the establishment in April.

David said: “We’re really looking forward to our family fun day fundraising for Our Milo. It’s a fantastic cause to support and we’re looking forward to seeing people on the day.”

The event is the first time the pub has worked directly with the charity and bar manager Tania Aston and Robbie Hackworth have both been instrumental in organising the event.

There will be representatives from the charity in attendance on the day to talk about their work and its operations as well as collecting money.

Steve Birkett, Admiral Taverns’ BDM said: We’re delighted that the pub’s taken this step to hold a family fun day and fundraise for Our Milo. It is a very worthy cause.”