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Customers of The Benton Ale House in Newcastle turned out in force on Saturday evening to support local charities. They helped raise over £500 in cash and well over £200 in food donations.

The pub was running a “St. Valentine’s Charity Special” to help raise awareness and collect donations for the Newcastle Foodbank. 38,000 Tyneside people reporting as in crisis received food parcels last year from the Foodbank! This is one of the busiest foodbanks in the UK and relies on the generosity of the public.

And guess what our own famous Felling Male Voice Choir, which is also a registered charity and at the start of their Centenary Year, were on hand to support this worthy cause and entertain the customers.

Landlord Russ Prentice explains “Saturday night perfect example of The Benton Ale House being a community pub. That’s why myself and Lorna took this pub on because our community helps those less fortunate than ourselves. To raise the amount we did for the foodbank and felling choir was fantastic.
Massive thank you to Felling Male Voice Choir for an amazing night on their Centenary Year and many more to come.
We would also like to thank Kevin Lillie for his time and effort for bringing this all together!”

Cash proceeds on the evening were split between Newcastle Foodbank and Felling Male Voice Choir’s “Centenary Fund”.