Pub set to top off its £17,000 memorial total

From the left , darts tournament runner up Dave Huggins, pub Manager Amelia Whetstone, darts winner Leon Bartrup and Louis' sisters Lauren Godfrey and Megan Butcher

From the left , darts tournament runner up Dave Huggins, pub Manager Amelia Whetstone, darts winner Leon Bartrup and Louis' sisters Lauren Godfrey and Megan Butcher

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Staff and customers at The Fox and Hounds are working out what to do as a final fund raiser in their year-long Wishes for Louis appeal.

The Thurston pub has already raised £17,050 in memory of Louis Butcher, the younger brother of staff member Lauren Godfrey.

Louis was only six when he died of a rare cancer.

The Fox and Hounds’ last fund raiser was a darts tournament at the end of April which raised £615, but they want to get one more event in before the appeal ends on June 16.

Pub manager Amelia Whetstone said: “We’re not sure what we’re going to do yet, we’re thinking about it.”

The appeal has already given £12,500 to East Anglian Children Hospices to complete a giant play equipment project at its Milton hospice, which cared for Louis in his final days.

It has also bought a memorial bench for Thurston Primary school, which Louis attended and where his twin sister Megan is still a pupil.

Amelia said the remaining funds will be donated to the Sick Children’s Trust at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Other fund raisers they have held have included a children’s fun day at the Thurston Social Club and a music night in the pub’s carpark which raised £10,000.