Sarah and Simon Dearing sporting Rose and Thistle masks.
Duquesa pub owners reach 10,000-euro charity target

Duquesa pub owners reach 10,000-euro charity target

Sarah and Simon Dearing started the Friday night quizzes at their pub, the Rose and Thistle, last October

Jennie Rhodes

Monday, 28 September 2020, 14:24


The owners of the Rose and Thistle bar at Puerto de Duquesa in Sabinillas have hit their 10,000-euro fundraising target to help local good causes.

Simon and Sarah Dearing, who have owned the pub for two and a half years, started the Friday night charity quizzes last October and set themselves the five-figure goal.

In under a year they have reached the target, and Sarah says that they managed to do so even with a three-month closure during Spain's lockdown.

Over the 11 months they've been holding events, the couple have raised money for The Royal British Legion, Heart Animal Rescue, the Bobby Moore cancer fund, SOS Los Barrios dog pound, Adana, Samaritans, the Charitable Society of St George, Pat's Rescue Retreat, Sotogrande Charitable Cat Society, Gatos de Manilva, Acorn, Friends for Cancer and Luisana kid's charity.

Sarah told SUR in English that they plan to carry on with the quizzes for charities, as well as organising a further seasonal fundraiser for the children of Sabinillas through the Charitable Society of St George.

"This is a Christmas gift appeal so every child gets presents at Christmas," the business owner explained.

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