Pub’s pumpkins bring in cash

PERFECT PUMPKINS: From left, Hector Bunting, Becky King and Paul Woodagte from The Anchor pub show off some of the pumpkins they have for sale.
PERFECT PUMPKINS: From left, Hector Bunting, Becky King and Paul Woodagte from The Anchor pub show off some of the pumpkins they have for sale.
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A VILLAGE pub is asking customers to plump for pumpkins to raise money for a school library.

The Anchor Inn, in Court Street, Nayland, has set up a stall where people can choose a pumpkin grown at the pub in return for a donation towards Nayland Primary School’s library fund.

Pub owner Hector Bunting said: “We always grow too much so we have a surplus and we try to give the pumpkins away for charity. We put a trolley out last weekend and have so far raised £75.”

Mr Bunting, whose son James has just started at Nayland Primary School, has so far managed to give away around half of this year’s harvest, and hopes to raise more than £100, which will go towards fitting out the new classrooms being built at the primary school.

“With the budget cuts across the board, the funds just aren’t quite there for a really nice library, so they want to do a bit of fundraising,” he said.

To pick your pumpkin and make a donation, visit the pub.