A Relay For Life Pub Olympics took place over the Bank Holiday weekend at the Kings Head in Merriott. The event was organised by The Holy Walkamolies, one of the teams who took part in this years main Crewkerne Relay For Life 24 hour event at Wadham School and along with the others are continuing to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Teams of four were invited to take part in the pub Olympics which included table skittles, shove ha’penny on a board using metal discs, corn-hole where small corn bags were thrown up a short alley to the target, darts and skittles in the pub’s upstairs alley.
Points awarded in each game were recorded on a score sheet. The winning team with a score of 804 points were the Leg-ends from Ilminster, who were presented with their cash prize of £100, donated by the pub landlord Mike Cable, after the two day event finished. The fund-raising event that included a draw with beautifully wrapped raffle prizes, raised approximately £550, of which some expenses need to be taken out.
The running total for Crewkerne Relay For Life 2017 now stands at over £57,000 and is still rising. Chair Louise Smith said: “The Kings Head in Merriott kindly hosted the Bank Holiday event. The pub has been such a fantastic support to us throughout.” Di Caddy of The Holy Walkamolies said: “Everyone really enjoyed the pub Olympics and it will definitely be happening again.”