Beer we go for charity drive

Sue Novak (middle) from The King George IV Pub with Nick and Samantha Lazenbysome. The pub will be holding a jubilee street party event on Jubilee day to help raise money for the Overgate Hospice, in Elland. Nick and Samantha are also doing a sky dive at the end of June for the charity. (d09051249)
Sue Novak (middle) from The King George IV Pub with Nick and Samantha Lazenbysome. The pub will be holding a jubilee street party event on Jubilee day to help raise money for the Overgate Hospice, in Elland. Nick and Samantha are also doing a sky dive at the end of June for the charity. (d09051249)
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A BIRKENSHAW pub is hoping to be the jewel in next month’s Jubilee celebrations.

The George IV pub is holding its first ever beer festival to coincide with the big day, while raising money for Overgate Hospice, in Elland.

The pub will be decked out in red, white and blue, with flags, bunting and tiaras planned to set the tone.

Landlady Sue Nowak has joined forces with Samantha Lazenby, who will be doing a charity sky dive with her husband Nick for the hospice on June 30.

Sue said: “We have 12 real ales on offer and lots of activities. We have a fire engine coming for the children.

“We wanted to do something for a good cause and raise some money for the hospice.”

Sue’s mother was cared for at Overgate before she died 18 years ago, while Samantha’s grandmother spent three days being looked after there before Christmas.

The hospice left a big impression on both ladies.

Samantha said: “This is all about the money to give someone else a fighting chance.

“It costs the hospice £6,000 per day. A lot of that comes from fund raising.”

Samantha added: “It seemed like a bright idea at the time to do the skydive, but I’m really nervous!

“But there’s no going back. We want to raise £1,000 from the skydive and every penny counts.”

The beer festival takes place on Tuesday June 5 from noon at the George IV in Bradford Road.