Paul Myers and the team at Yates’s on Church Lane in York are using the Spring Bank Holiday weekend as an opportunity to raise money for local hospice, St Leonard’s.

Yates’s, which is owned and operated by the award winning Stonegate Pub Company, have worked in partnership with the hospice to make specially created wristbands so that Yates’s customers can show their support for St Leonard’s, as well as raising money for the charity.

Starting on Friday 24th May, the team at Yates’s have organised an acoustic night with sets from local artists including Grace Lancaster, Luke Eiles and Erin Barrett. The evening will be hosted in Yates’s upstairs bar. A £2 donation will be requested upon entry with all proceeds going to the charity and those who donate will be given a wristband to show their support.

On Saturday, the screens in the bar will be dedicated to showing the Germanic showdown between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League Final. Kick off is at 7.45pm. Fundraising for the Hospice will still be taking place with collection vessels dotted around the bar and staff will be encouraging customers to drop in their loose change after a round or buy the charity’s wristbands.

The team have got a treat in store on Sunday 26th May with a Ultra Violet party. Starting at 8pm, customers will be handed glo sticks and face paints to create a colour cacophony when the lights are dimmed!

Paul Myers, general manager of Yates’s said: “At the beginning of May, we raised just over £300 for St Leonard’s Hospice and we hope that we can raise even more over the weekend. We’ve set our sights on raising £500, so hopefully with the support of our customers, we can reach that target.

“At Yates’s, we know a number of people whose family or friends who have called on the Hospice and that includes both staff and customers, so for us, it’s even more important that we support them in anyway we can. Hopefully we can create a weekend to remember for our customers as well raising money for a very worthy cause.”