A POOLE pub has raised over £24,000 for charity, in memory of a much-loved local, Donna Turner.

Staff and patrons of the Lord Nelson on Poole Quay raised £24,084.94 since they started supporting Forest Holme Hospice back in 2015.

The pub’s annual Anniversary of Rock event held earlier this year, where ten local bands entertained large crowds, raised £3,500 for the hospice, while the recent Easter Monday 80’s event made nearly £300.

Landlady Anna Doyle, said: "We hold various charity events throughout the year, but this one is very special us. We are committed to raising funds in memory of our much loved and now departed friend Donna, who spent her last moments in Forest Holme."

Paul Tucker, fundraising manager at Forest Holme Hospice Charity, said: "We are so grateful to Anna and the team at The Lord Nelson for choosing to support us in Donna’s memory. The team have raised enough money to fund 1,000 hours of specialist nursing care at the hospice."

Forest Holme Hospice Charity helps to enhance the lives of adults from across Poole, Wimborne and the Isle of Purbeck who are facing a life limiting or terminal illness. The charity financially supports the specialist palliative care teams within Forest Holme Hospice, part of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, to be there for the patients and their families whenever, and wherever, they are needed.