More than £2,000 has been collected for hospice charity LOROS by two Leicester pubs.
Annual music festival Glastontree, which was staged at The Orange Tree in High Street, raised £1,548 for the Leicestershire and Rutland hospice.
Hundreds of people enjoyed the 13-hour music extravaganza last month which featured a host of Leicester bands, DJs and solo artists, including Grace Petrie who performed at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
The event coincided with the Summer Sundae Fringe Festival in Leicester, and The Orange Tree’s sister pub, The Lansdowne in London Road, netted £630 at its Summer Sundae Fringe Party, which is also being donated to LOROS.
“Glastontree has now raised around £10,000 for various charities since it was first held in 2005, which is fantastic news,” said Ben Hings, managing director of the Orange Tree Group.
“We’re delighted that once again this year’s event was so well supported and that we’ve collected more than £1,500 for LOROS. Add to that the £630 raised at The Lansdowne’s Summer Sundae Fringe Party and we are pleased to say that we will be donating more than £2,100 to the local hospice. We’d like to thank all our regulars, everyone who took part in Glastontree and also local shops and businesses who generously donated prizes for a raffle, which helped us to raise so much money.”
It was the sixth Glastontree event to be held by The Orange Tree.