Over the course of the year, landlords Mick and Mary Creane organised a series of fundraising events, including a 50-mile sponsored bike ride from Brighton to the Lucky Rover, fancy dress walks and a grand raffle, with prizes donated by local businesses and London Irish Rugby Club. The money raised will be used to buy toys and equipment for the unit, which cares for children with special needs.

Consultant paediatrician Dr Peter Christie and clinical nurse leader Liz Welch collected the cheque earlier this month on behalf of the Maple Unit.

Now the pub regulars have turned their thoughts to their next fundraising campaign in aid of the Born Too Soon Appeal, at Kingston Hospital.