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Cross Guns Inn, Pant, Shropshire

Guide Dog named thanks to Cross Guns quiz goers

Regulars at the Cross Guns Inn in Pant have now raised enough money through their monthly quiz to name a guide dog.

Guide Dogs logo

At the quiz on 19 January, locals at the pub decided on a name for ‘their’ puppy. After a number of possible names were put forward by the teams at the quiz, a show of hands at the full pub led to the name being chosen as Dougal.

Chris and Jayne Richards have been organising the monthly pub quiz at the Cross Guns for the past four years and have seen the popularity increasing. Each month they raise around £80-100 and they have now collected £2,500 for Guide Dogs.

Said Chris: “We are really glad that the quiz has become so popular with villagers over the past few years and it’s a real milestone being able to name our first dog – Dougal.”

But the work doesn’t stop there, Chris and Jayne are carrying on fundraising for Guide Dogs and the next quiz date is already in the calendar – 23rd February 2018 at 8pm.

Fundraising has already started for the next dog!

Pant Autumn Bazaar 2016

Not long until Pant Autumn Bazaar!

This year’s Pant Autumn Bazaar takes place on Saturday, 7th October 2017.

This is the third year that Pant Memorial Hall has been the venue for an Autumn Bazaar and the last two bazaars attracted a good turnout and helped to raise a significant amount of money for the upkeep of the hall. We would like to invite you to come along this year and support your village hall.

Pant Autumn Bazaar 2016The bazaar takes place from 2pm to 5pm, and will build on the success of the last two bazaars, with a mixture of stalls from local craftspeople, activities for children and stalls raising funds for the Memorial Hall. The organisers hope that the success of the previous events, which saw hundreds of people from Pant and the surrounding area come to the hall, will be repeated.

Stallholders will include a wide selection of local craft-makers and businesses, offering a unique opportunity to find bespoke products and a wonderful opportunity for an early spot of Christmas shopping. From cakes to candles and cards to crafts, once again there will be something for everyone and plenty to look at and buy. A tombola will take place and there will be a children’s corner with games and other activities for kids.

Click here to find out more and we hope to see you there!

Confirmed stalls and attractions 

Children's CornerTeas and CoffeesDigital ArtworksHandmade Crafts and Knick-knacksCakes and Local FoodTombola
Oswestry Country MarketsPlant StallBran TubGamesBric-a-brac StallCandles
Book StallSnacks and RefreshmentsChristmas GiftsMassagesPoppy Clock Saltdough CraftsUnique Greetings Cards
Bowen TherapyPumpkins from Llynclys Hall Farm Restore the Montgomery Canal campaign



Growing funds for Hope House Children’s Hospices

Growing funds for Hope House Children’s Hospices

The annual charity plant stall on Tregarthen Lane in Pant has had another successful season, with the total amount collected this year for Hope House Children’s Hospices reaching £437.48.

Steve and Carol Wilson, who started the stall back in 2008 when it was part of a garden open day on behalf of Hope House, presented a cheque to Ria Wilson of the charity this week.

Cheque presentation - Pant Today

Carol and Steve Wilson presenting their cheque to Ria Wilson from Hope House Children’s Hospices

Since 2008, Steve and Carol have sold plants annually and the cumulative total raised now exceeds £2,930!

Says Steve: “As always, we would like to thank people who donate money to buy our plants, but also those people who have helped by donating plants and plant pots to keep us going.

“We have found that the stall is welcomed by visitors and residents of Pant alike and it’s thanks to the support of the local community that we have been able to raise so much money for this worthwhile cause.

Although the stall is now closed for the winter, Steve says he is looking forward to reopening the stall as soon as possible in 2016 and donations of plants and cuttings are always very welcome.

Says Ria Wilson of Hope House: “We are really grateful to Steve and Carol for all their support over the past eight years. It costs us £5 million each year to keep our two hospices running and we can only do this thanks to everyone’s generosity.

“It’s great that they choose to support us each year and we are also very grateful to the people of Pant for helping to raise so much for us.”

Hope House runs two children’s hospices, one in Nant Lane, Morda, and the other, Tŷ Gobaith, near Conwy.

Find out more about Hope House Children’s Hospices here: http://www.hopehouse.org.uk


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