The Magpie Pub in Stapleford closed its doors for the final time in March 2019. The new owners contacted Stapleford Community Group to say that they still had a pub full of furniture that they needed to get rid of and could they make use of it. Richard MacRae and John McGrath made the most of the offer and decided to hold an auction in May with the proceeds going to various community groups. Broxtowe Youth Homelessness were lucky enough to be one of those groups, along with Stapleford Community Group, Stapleford Town Football Club, The Helpful Bureau, Stapleford Combined Services and The Getaway Club.
We were invited to a cheque presentation at The Old Cross in Stapleford on Monday 17th June. Each group was presented with a cheque for £255.
The event was a great success and enabled all the groups to thank everyone involved in this kind and creative way of raising funds for such a great community.