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Tasty target smashed by Sutton Coldfield restaurant - local news
BIG-HEARTED staff at a Sutton Coldfield restaurant have smashed an ambitious fund raising target as part of a two-year challenge - and they still have four months left to run.

Staff at Pier 39 in Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield signed-up to a programme in 2008 with a commitment to raise £10,000 for a number of worthy charities by November this year.

The recipients include Breast Friends, Kids of Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield and Sense.

Carl Jones, the restaurants owner, has been particularly successful, having already completed the New York, Chicago and London Marathons. Carl also has his sights set on the Berlin and Boston Marathons.

Meanwhile, the rest of the staff have staged several popular tribute nights in the Sutton Coldfield restaurant, with Michael Jackson and George Michael soundalikes proving particularly popular.

Carl said: Back in 2008 we set ourselves what we thought was a very high target, so to be in this position now is amazing.

I believe we should all do our bit for charity and this is Pier 39 doing its bit.

The success of the charity campaign is a testament to the dedication my team have to support charities and the white-knuckle ride were all on is very enjoyable.

I personally would like to say a massive thank- you to all who have supported us.

To sponsor Carl on his forthcoming marathons or to make a donation to the Pier 39 campaign call Sutton Coldfield 0121 323 4600.


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Posted On:  27 July, 2010
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