FRIENDS and family of a larger-than-life Holmfirth man held a fundraising pub crawl in his memory.
About 50 people who knew Bernard Carr went in as many as 15 pubs in and around the town to raise cash for new facilities at Holmfirth Junior, Infant and Nursery School.
Bernard’s widow, Hazel, who joined the pub crawl, said: “The day was brilliant and it was a truly un-sensible event that Bernard would have been proud of.
“It was nice to be with people who were at the funeral without being as unhappy as I was then.”
Bernard, who was 53 and lived at Victoria Square, Holmfirth, died from a heart attack while watching the Super League game between Huddersfield Giants and Leeds Rhinos at the Galpharm Stadium on February 10.
Hundreds of people attended a memorial ceremony for the father-of-three at Holmfirth Picturedrome.
At the funeral more than £1,000 was raised for an allotment for Holmfirth J, I and N’s after-school Tiger Club, which is run by Hazel.
The pub crawl finished at Bernard’s favourite pub, the White Hart on Towngate, raised an extra £1,500.
It will help pay for work on the allotment – which will be called Bernard’s Garden – and equipment for the after-school club.
Hazel said: “I would like to say a big thank you to all the people who took part and gave money. A lot of local children and families will benefit from Bernard’s Garden.”