TWO Huddersfield area pubs have been shortlisted for the honour of becoming the UK's best fundraising pub.
The Wooldale Arms at Wooldale and The Town Hall at Lockwood have been nominated in the Morning Advertiser National Best Pub Awards.
The Wooldale made it into the final three and managers Richard and Kate Holmes will travel to London on February 4 for the awards ceremony.
Richard said: "We are delighted. At first I thought it was just for Huddersfield, but then we got a letter saying we had to go to London.
"It's amazing really," he added.
Richard and Kate have raised money for various charities by holding a range of events. They included simulating a racecourse on the floor of the pub and treasure hunts around the village.
As a result of their efforts they have been able to give £4,000 to Guide Dogs for the Blind, £3,000 to Xylo Sound, a charity for children with learning difficulties, as well as money for the local old people's home and brass band.
Fourth on the nominations list and first reserve for the awards ceremony is the Town Hall Inn and its manager, Mrs Jeanne Brennan.
Over four years regulars have raised more than £14,000 for varying national and local charities, as well as organising numerous trips for local children to pantomimes and theme parks.
Jeanne said: "It's a great achievement for us. But we couldn't have done it without barmaid Ros Mills. She is the one who is always selling raffle tickets and raising money.
"Without her help we would not have been nominated."
The Morning Advertiser is a weekly newspaper for the pub trade. Each year, thousands of pubs around the UK enter the various categories of its awards.