REGULARS at a Holme Valley pub raised an incredible £4,500 for
charity. A special event at the Boot and Shoe in Scholes saw a range of goods
auctioned for charity. And landlady Debbie Whiteley - seen handing out one of the cheques -
had nothing but praise for the generosity of the regulars and the skills of the auctioneers. "We raised £4,500 and if you saw the size of our pub you would be
absolutely overwhelmed because we're tiny! "We have an annual harvest home and people bring in hampers, which
we then auction on the day." She said that before the big event there was a raffle which raised
£400. A super-sized whisky bottle on the bar collected £425 over the year.
Combined with the auction this took efforts to the impressive total.
Debbie added: "The money was raised within the space of four hours.
"The pub holds a maximum of 50 to 60 people, so that's going some
isn't it? "We're a tiny, tiny little pub in a village and we don't have many
big donations given. "There's not somebody putting a £1,000 in. It's all done on the day
and it's literally the generosity of people in the village." The money will be split between a Scholes playschool, Scholes Junior
and Infant School and a cancer ward at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Debbie praised local auctioneers Russ Conlon, David Whiteley and
John Diamond. "They were fantastic. Without them we wouldn't have raised the