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.