Pub throws party for young Daniel

PUBLISHED: 12:14 12 October 2006 | UPDATED: 11:03 06 May 2010

Customer Chris Turvey watches Daniel throw the first boule
Picture: Rory O’Brien

Customer Chris Turvey watches Daniel throw the first boule Picture: Rory O’Brien

KIND-HEARTED drinkers have raised nearly £1,300 for a young boy with cerebral palsy. Regulars at the Plume of Feathers and the Bucks Head, Little Wymondley, held a fundraising petanque tournament in aid of four-year-old Daniel Duray. Daniel, whose aunt R

KIND-HEARTED drinkers have raised nearly £1,300 for a young boy with cerebral palsy.

Regulars at the Plume of Feathers and the Bucks Head, Little Wymondley, held a fundraising petanque tournament in aid of four-year-old Daniel Duray.

Daniel, whose aunt Rachel West works at the Plume of Feathers, needs treatment which is not available on the NHS and will cost £2,200.

The youngster threw the first boule in the tournament, which involved 36 players in 12 teams, with 70 supporters cheering them along.

There was also a raffle with 50 prizes.

Plume of Feathers regular Dave Ciano said the atmosphere was "absolutely wonderful".

"People were so nice and so generous," he said.

The total raised for Daniel so far is £1,275 but cheques are still coming in.


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