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Tony plans 24 hour Isle of Dogs barbecue for war heroes’ charity

PUBLISHED: 13:00 09 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:50 05 October 2010

PUB guv’nor Tony Dunn was overwhelmed when some of his regulars went out collecting for the Help the Heroes’ charity and came back with £6,500 from one day’s efforts. So he’s decided to do his bit for those returning from Afghanistan with two 12-hour barbecues at his pub on the Isle of Dogs

By Mike Brooke

PUB guv’nor Tony Dunn was overwhelmed when two of his regulars went out collecting for the Help the Heroes’ charity and came back with £6,500 from one day’s efforts.

So he’s decided to do his bit for servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan by holding two 12-hour barbecues at his pub on the Isle of Dogs in London’s East End on Friday and Saturday.

The 50-year-old grandfather who runs The Ship, appropriately in West Ferry Road, is doing his bit after customers Paul Wright and Adrian Hewitt hit the jackpot. He has put £900 into the kitty for barbecue food.

“My regulars have raised £10,000 in just two weeks with collection buckets outside Wembley Stadium,” Tony explained.

“One day they came back with £6,500. The football and rugby fans were just throwing £20 notes into the bucket for the Heroes charity.”

Punters get food in exchange for donations with the barbecue and karaoke from 12 noon to midnight Friday and 12noon to midnight Saturday.


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