A ROMSEY butchers has raised almost £500 for charity.

The Brazen Butchers of Sandy Lane collected the funds for SERV Wessex Blood Runners by holding a raffle.

The prizes, donated by the butchers Lewis, Scott and Frankie, included an air fryer, meat hamper and £20 voucher.

After promoting the raffle on social media, the fundraiser gained steam, with £470 taken in from raffle tickets.

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The shop's point of contact with SERV Wessex, Steve Symonds-Jacobs, arranged for a Blood Runner car and motorcycle to visit the shop to receive the cheque. He said: “This money will make a huge impact on our charity and all of us at SERV Wessex are truly grateful”.

SERV Wessex is a charity which, through the work of volunteers, transports blood, organs and urgent medication across Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the SERV Wessex crew covered more than 266,000 miles and completed more than 4,000 medical deliveries.

The Brazen Butchers said that the business would like the thank all of its customers for the support they showed through their fundraiser and that it looks forward to doing something like this again soon.