Bar helps Sanctuary

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A TEAM of dedicated staff from a Skegness bar managed to swim the length of a marathon all in aid of charity.

Staff at Yates’s in Grand Parade, thought it would be a good idea to take on the challenge of swimming, approximately 26.2 miles in a pool recently.

“It was physically exhausting and it was really hot in the pool but we managed to complete it,” said Kirsty Ainsworth, one of the bar’s staff.

The group of energetic staff are still collecting but so far, think they’ve raise around £1,000, which they will donate to the Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary in Huttoft.

Seven staff embarked upon the challenge, which took place at Fresh Fitness Gym in Richmond Holiday centre.

“Both bar and kitchen staff took part and another staff member came down to bring us crisps, sandwiches and drinks to help us refuel. We were really relieved when we finished it,” added Kirsty.

As reported, the bar has been raising money for the animal sanctuary over recent months and staff are hoping they can soon reach their £5,000 target.

Back in March, Yates’s managed to raise £800 when it held its relaunch night.

Hundreds gathered in the hope of winning a real diamond in the pub’s exclusive giveaway.

Meanwhile, the Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary’s planned Mule Weekend on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, has been postponed after the area’s recent horrendous weather left the ground water-logged and nearly drowned one of the donkeys (see story on page two).

To help Yates’s fundraising pop into the bar or visit to find out more.