Pub recreates masterpieces in aid of charity

Published on by Tom Howard (author)

Topic(s): People In The News

Lord Nelson Pub (photo: Tom Howard)
Lord Nelson Pub

A pub landlord in the Old Town has managed to convince his regulars to help produce a unique 2015 calendar to try and raise some money for a children’s charity.

Jack Doyle and his regular customers, along with photographer Paddy Boyle, have banded together to reconstruct iconic paintings such as The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Jack said that it’s been a lot of fun and they hope to raise a lot of money for the Tree of Hope, a charity that the pub holds close to its heart after it helped out his Mum’s friend.

“My mum’s friend just had a baby and it was born with lots of problems and they needed something that the NHS didn’t cover. She was pulling her hair out, ‘how am going to raise this money?’ and they (the Tree of Hope) raised £2,000 for her in nine days.

We just want to say thank you.”

The pub has already taken orders for over 130 copies of the calendar and it expects to shift some more, putting in another order with the printing company for more of the calendars.

You can buy the calendars for £12 from the pub, with all profits going to the charity.

You can also find out more about the Tree of Hope charity by visiting their website www.treeofhope.org.uk.

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